We have received our first shipment of the pattern book and the diary. The publisher has run out of the first printing but a second printing is in the works and should be ready in about 10 days. We'll get a second shipment near the beginning of September so if you are concerned about finding the book, don't panic - there will be more!
I have looked through both books and while I think most people have been attracted to the pattern book I think the Diary is really amazing. It has great photos of people from the school, history about the Ackworth School and excerpts from letters many of the girls wrote home or to friends. I know it's coming home with me (or perhaps it might sit on my desk at the shop). It would make a great gift for yourself or for a stitching friend.
You can order either book online or give us a call at the shop (877-HAYSTAC).