By Irina Hundt, this lovely new book on samplers is co-authored by one of my favourite people, Lorraine Mootz, who is well loved and respected by sampler enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic. The book has 190 pages and discusses 40 samplers from the 17th-19th centuries - and there are charts for 16 of them. It is bilingual in German and English. Christmas just came early, didn't it? To order from Amazon just click here.