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In 2013, Scottish artist and illustrator Johanna Basford released her first colouring book for adults, Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book. Since then, Secret Garden has sold two million copies worldwide, while Basford’s second book, Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book, has been one of the bestselling books on Amazon.com this year.
Basford’s books are just two of the thousands of colouring books bought by adults around the world, in what publishers are calling the ‘year of the grown up colouring book’. And the reason why they are doing so is for stress relief. Continue reading