Recommended by bookseller Karin Scherer: 'Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a pilgramage to tell the story of a global obsession with white porcelain. The journey begins in China, the birthplace of porcelain and takes in Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, South Carolina and the English South-West. What makes it special is the marvellous interlocking of creation and inspiration. Spellbinding. As luminous and translucent as the material itself.'