Ideas for Christmas Book Gifts 2021!

Por Lucy Danser

Por Lucy Danser

Jolly Christmas Postman

Allan Ahlberg y Janet Ahlberg

12,99 鈧 12,08 鈧

One of my childhood favourites! Full of fun little notes and cards to read! Probably most suitable for 3+.

The Snowman

Raymond Briggs

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

A Raymond Briggs original, this illustrated story is timeless and a lovely gift for any age.

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

Jane Mount

21,99 鈧 20,45 鈧

I love Jane Mount's book illustrations and think they make a perfect gift for book fans.

Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

25,00 鈧 23,25 鈧

I'll always recommend this. The HONY stories are incredible and I can't imagine not wanting to own a copy to flick through.

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books

Cathy Rentzenbrink

12,99 鈧 12,08 鈧

I haven't read this yet but it's on my own wishlist. Author Cathy Retzenbrink talks about the books that have brought her comfort and joy.

Manifesto: A radically honest and inspirational memoir from the Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

14,99 鈧 13,94 鈧

This is 100% on my own wishlist! 2021 became the year I fell in love with Bernadine Evaristo and I can't wait to read her memoir.

The Matzah Ball

Jean Meltzer

8,99 鈧 8,36 鈧

Not strictly a Christmas gift and Chanukkah is well over BUT a nice change from the usual holiday romance books, plus a great insight into both Judaism and living with chronic illness. Sweet and thought-provoking. Probably a good purchase for young women/young adults who enjoy romance novels.

84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff

8,99 鈧 8,36 鈧

This is an old book but I just discovered it this year and fell totally in love. Helene Hanff kept up a 20 year relationship by letters with a bookseller at a London bookshop in the 1940s. This book features some of those letters. Delightful. Suitable for most, probably ideally ages 15+.

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

Amanda Montell

20,00 鈧 18,60 鈧

For the word lovers among your friends and family I recommend Amanda Montell's Cultish. A deep dive into the way language is used within both cults and cult-like communities, I found it very interesting.

Sorrow and Bliss: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022

Meg Mason

14,99 鈧 13,94 鈧

Though this wasn't an upbeat read per se, I thought it deserved a place on the Christmas list because it's a book that will speak to many. Following one woman struggling with an as-yet undiagnosed, unnamed mental illness, it's sad but also very moving and unique in how it communicates the experience.

The Shelf: 'Utter perfection' Marian Keyes

HELLY ACTON

8,99 鈧 8,36 鈧

This was one of the most fun books I read this year and will be an ideal addition to a Christmas gift, probably suitable for ages 14+. A woman is dumped live on air and tricked into appearing into a reality TV show along with a mish mash of other similarly humiliated women. What follows is a silly but smart feminist takedown of dating, reality TV and awful boyfriends.

Beartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

8,99 鈧 8,36 鈧

This isn't a new novel (Frederik Backman's most recent is actually Anxious People which my mother assures me is also excellent). Beartown is such a unique story and the follow up, Us Against You, was also fantastic. Although Backman's prose isn't for everyone, this book is potentially suitable for pretty much anyone, ages 15/16+ I'd say.

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Rebekah Taussig

11,99 鈧 11,15 鈧

For non-fiction lovers I cannot recommend these essays more highly. Rebekah Taussig is a disability educator who is disabled herself, and she has the most fantastic ability to communicate both her experience and how we should be moving forward in making the world a more inclusive and accessible place. This will be something I definitely re-read in the future.

This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL

Miriam Margolyes

20,00 鈧 18,60 鈧

I mean, who doesn't love a bit of Miriam Margolyes? Also she writes in the book about learning about genealogy from my Dad's cousin so now I HAVE to recommend it.

Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood

Jasper Rees

9,99 鈧 9,29 鈧

I bought this for my Grandma who is a huge Victoria Wood fan. If anyone you love enjoyed Dinnerladies, Wood and Walters or really any of Wood's other works, this is supposed to be excellent.

Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong

Elizabeth Day

10,00 鈧 9,30 鈧

For the Elizabeth Day/How To Fail podcast fan in your life. I love the ideas of embracing failure for the sake of future successes.

Julia and the Shark

Kiran Millwood Hargrave y Tom de Freston

12,99 鈧 12,08 鈧

For the younger giftees in your family, I've heard nice stuff about Julia and the Shark. n illustrated book about the environmental crisis, family and hope.

Philip: The Final Portrait - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Gyles Brandreth

25,00 鈧 23,25 鈧

For the Royalist in your life! Gyles Brandreth is a fantastic writer and I have no doubt his book about Prince Phillip will contain plenty of humour alongside the actual historical factual bits!

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat: the fascinating memoir by acting legend and Succession star

BRIAN COX

20,00 鈧 18,60 鈧

For the Succession fan in your life. If they weren't obsessed with Brian Cox before they probably will be now.

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek

Daniel Levy y Eugene Levy

25,00 鈧 23,25 鈧

The Library: A Fragile History

Andrew Pettegree y Arthur der Weduwen

25,00 鈧 23,25 鈧

Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021

Susanna Clarke

8,99 鈧 8,36 鈧

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Jamise Harper y Jane Mount

13,99 鈧 13,01 鈧

Humans

Brandon Stanton

25,00 鈧 23,25 鈧