The Spring 2024 Box Unpacked

The Spring 2024 Box Unpacked

The Spring 2024 Drift + Focus book box was curated around the theme LOSS. We approached it with a wide lens to ensure it was thoughtful and uplifting.

Let's take a look at what we sent.

Book One

When the Dust Settles by Lucy Easthope

When the Dust Settles by Lucy Easthope

A real gem of a book written by the UK's leading disaster recovery expert. When the Dust Settles is a fascinating insight into how the UK government plans for and responds to disasters, and how people like the author fight to preserve the possessions, privacy and dignity of victims and their families. Full of stories of loss but also of hope. Powerful stuff.

Book Two

Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

A beautifully written memoir about the near simultaneous experiences of losing a father and finding a wife. Journalist and author, Kathryn Schulz, expertly leads the reader through the familiar terrain of loss and gain but brings new clarity to our shared human experiences. Funny and moving in equal parts.

Reading Notes

Both books came with fold out notes each providing background about the authors and ideas for our subscribers to consider as they read. 

Readings notes for the two books this quarter


This quarter's volume of our exclusive 28-page magazine was packed with recommended reading on all different aspects of the theme plus we talked to author Lucy Easthope about When the Dust Settles.

28 page Drift and Focus subscriber magazine

The Extras

We always include two (or more) extra gifts that speak to the theme in a playful way, only ever sourced from ethical and sustainable businesses. These thoughtful extras make a Drift + Focus book box a real treat.

A stack of books and reading material, topped by nicely wrapped gifts

This quarter, we sent our subscribers a little package of book darts, slender brass pointers that slide over the edge of a page to mark important passages. They are archive quality and librarian-approved, designed to help our subscribers refer back to words that matter.

Brass book darts

And because the theme of this box was loss, we thought our subscribers might want something to lift the spirits and bring some comfort, so we also included a beautiful paper-wrapped slab of Up Up chocolate. Not only does it taste delicious, it's also the world's first chocolate to be made from 100% slave-free cocoa.

A bar of Up Up milk chocolate

Digital Library

And finally, every delivery is topped with a personalised welcome note with a QR code that gives access to that quarter's Digital Library. This is where we put all the other great content we've discovered but can't physically put into the box. That includes a themed playlist, podcasts featuring our authors and links to other thought-provoking content that's caught our attention.

And that was it for Spring 2024!

Delightfully tactile parcels of non-fiction reading, delivered to your door every quarter

Flatlay image of a box full of books with gifts laid out beside it

You can subscribe now to receive our Summer 2024 box, which dispatches mid-June. We only make up as many boxes as we have orders for, so make sure you place your order before May 31st when the cart will close.

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