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Our Choice of the Best Christmas Gifts for Bookworms

Posted on 14th December 2018 by Martha Greengrass

bookworm noun

book·​worm|\ˈbu̇k-ˌwərm \

Definition of bookworm: a person unusually devoted to reading.

Are you looking for the perfect present for somone who owns more bookcases than crockery and whose idea of heaven is a day spent in a bookshop? Step this way! From literary maps - just made to lose yourself inside - to a gorgeous special edition to accompany the BBC's new adaptation of Watership Down, here are our picks of the best literary gifts of 2018.

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Authors including Philip Pullman and Frances Hardinge explore the maps that have shaped their imaginations in this exquisite book perfect for bibliophiles with wanderlust. Beautifully constructed and packed with illustrations, The Writer’s Map is a volume to lose yourself in.
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A superb, 50th anniversary edition of a true modern classic from one of Scotland's greatest writers. Consider the Lilies captures the thoughts and memories of an old woman who has lived all her life within the narrow confines of her community during one of the cruellest episodes of Scottish history - the Highland Clearances.
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The Penguin Classics Book is a reader's companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world. Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations by Charles Vess illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classic saga.
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This classic memory-keeper is the perfect way to track the ups and downs of life, day by day. One Line a Day is the perfect present for someone starting on a new journey in life or for your own daily ritual.
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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time, and resonates just as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago. This beautiful new hardback gift edition of the beloved classic is a perfect gift in waiting.
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Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn't be alone in thinking WTF! But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth's definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.
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A spectacular treasury of the best British short stories published in the last twenty years.We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of places in which they can be published, the challenge the medium represents has attracted a host of remarkable, subversive, entertaining and innovative writers.
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Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.
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Beautifully illustrated feminist fairytales for young and old. Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.
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Adapted by the BBC, Les Misérables is a timeless story; a plot-driven epic of one man’s search for redemption and of lives swept up, made and broken in the tumultuous social and political changes of early nineteenth-century France. Framed against the teeming streets of Paris’s suburbs, Hugo conjures an unforgettable portrait of a nation and a story whose themes continues to echo powerfully today.
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Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery, this Austen journal is sure to delight and inspire your prose! Simply turn to today's date and take a few moments to reflect on a quote from one of Jane Austen's iconic works. When you finish the year, move on to the next section. As the years pass, you'll notice how your entries evolve alongside the timeless witticisms of Jane Austen.
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