Posted on 12th Dec, 2017 by Martha Greengrass
Former Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner Katherine Rundell has had a busy year, publishing not one but two brilliant new novels: the Costa Book Awards shortlisted The Explorer, a heart-stopping adventure in the wilds of the Amazon, and One Christmas Wish, a modern classic brimming over with festive cheer. If that weren't enough, she's even found time to gather together her favourite books from the year for us here at Waterstones. Here is her selection of just some of the remarkable stories she's come across in 2017.
We've managed to pilfer some more authors' Christmas shopping lists to find out what gifts they're buying for their friends and family this year. So, if you're expecting a present from Max Hastings, Lauren St John, Frank Lampard, Deborah Rodriguez or Alan Johnson do NOT read on...