Looking for a Christmas gift? You can buy Laughter or Sorrow at the Ministry of Stories pop-up at the Somerset House Christmas market. Other items include tins of ‘A Vague Sense of Uneasy’, ‘Escalating Panic’ and ‘Mortal Terror’. The Ministry of Stories was founded in 2010 by Nick Hornby, Lucy Macnab and Ben Payne and offers workshops and writing projects to young people through their Hoxton Street Monster Supply Shop. It was inspired by the pirate shop and writing center that was set up by writer Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari in San Francisco.