Gift books & stocking fillers
The perfect gift at Christmas is the book that says 'I saw it, and I thought of you'.
Browse our recommendations below to find stocking fillers and gift books to suit a plethora of tastes and interests or return to our Gift recommendations page to browse other gift ideas.
Where better to start at this time of year than with a seasonal suggestion? John Julius Norwich's retelling of The Twelve Days of Christmas is a delightful collection of correspondence from a bemused young lady to her secret admirer, illustrated by the nation's favourite, Quentin Blake.
Eat, drink, and be (extremely) merry...
English language books
Christmas is a great time for book lovers. We get all the books. Similarly, English language buffs are guaranteed an etymological haul over the holidays. Two Girls, One on Each Knee is perfect for those cryptic crossword fanatics, whilst Mark Forsyth's The Elements of Eloquence is our favourite book on writing style this year.
Memoirs and correspondence
The book that refuses to let dead writers lie, Dead Interviews, is topping our Christmas wish-list with an astonishing range of contributors including Ian Rankin, Douglas Coupland and David Mitchell whilst The Wipers Times is the facsimile edition of the original wartime publication, popularised by the BBC Drama earlier this year.
Facts and figures
We love facts and figures. They're handy for those moments in the conversation where everyone stops talking and wonders what to do next. Encourage a boring friend to brush up on their factoids by gifting them a genuinely useful book for Christmas.
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