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Matt Haig Recommends His Top 10 Christmas Reads

There can be few authors who so successfully capture the magic of Christmas as Matt Haig. Having gifted readers A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas, this year he completes the trilogy with Father Christmas and Me. So, who better to choose the best books to make you feel festive? We sent Matt on a special Waterstones mission to the North Pole to collect a sackful of his top 10 favourite Christmas reads; here’s what he brought back with him.

Christmas Fairy tales

Christmas Fairy tales

Posted on 22nd Dec, 2015 by Anne Haas

Christmas is a magical time of year, the ideal occasion to chart the history of fairy tales. Bookseller Anne Haas explores our love of these ancient, traditional stories.

Tinder by Sally Gardner - extract

CILIP Carnegie Medal winner Sally Gardner has teamed up with illustrator David Roberts to create a dark and disturbing new version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic The Tinder-box. Read the first chapter here...