Christmas Books 2017
Art & Design
The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How EH Shepard Illustrated An Icon
James Campbell £25.00
Includes never-before published sketches, finished artwork and family memorabilia.
The Art Museum
An art-lover’s dream museum in book form: taking the reader on a tour of over 1,600 beautifully reproduced works.
Miss Violet’s Doll’s House
Sam McKechnie £20.00
Craft book with guides and templates for perfect rainy day cross-generational activities.
The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits
Mihaela Noroc £25.00
The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920 - 1970
Martin Salisbury £24.95
50 artists and illustrators from the golden age of book covers.
The Paper Time Machine: Colouring the Past
Wolfgang Wild £30.00
Famous B&W photographs coloured with amazing attention to detail – magical!
The Recent Past: Photographs of Devon
James Ravilious £30.00
Philip Wilkinson £25.00
Historical designs and ideas for some madly fabulous buildings that were never built.
Food & Drink
Laura Gladwin £7.99
40 delicious cocktail recipes.
The Modern Cook’s Year
Anna Jones £26.00
A year of vibrant vegetarian recipes combining flavours from all over the world.
Rachel Roddy £25.00
Recipes, flavours and stories from the author’s kitchens in Sicily and Rome.
The Sunday Night Book
Rosie Sykes £12.99
Simple and easy to make recipes, from Things-on-Toast to one-pot dishes, perfect for that last, lazy meal of the weekend.
The Little Library Cookbook
Kate Young £25.00
From Paddington Bear marmalade to pizza worthy of Elena Ferrante. Eat like your favourite book characters with this book of literary recipes.
House & Garden
Flora: The Graphic Book of the Garden
Guy Barter £25.00
Chevening: A Seat of Diplomacy
Julius Bryant £30.00
The art, architecture, gardens and eccentric characters.
Urban Botanics £18.00
Manike Koster & Emma Sibley
Endless inspiration for modern indoor gardening.
Life in the Garden
Penelope Lively £14.99
Part memoir, part exploration of the famous gardens of literature.
Cedric Pollet £30.00
20 of the most beautiful winter gardens in France and the UK.
Sevenoaks’ Forgotten Past: Lodges and Coach Houses
Elizabeth Purves & Geraldine Tucker £12.00
The Secret Gardeners
Victoria Summerley £30.00
Sumptuous through-the-keyhole into the private gardens of celebrities who actually garden!
The Maverick Soul £30.00
Miv Watts & Hugh Stewart
Gorgeous and glossy look inside the homes of 25 eccentric, eclectic bohemians.
Science & Nature
The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History
Susanna Forrest £9.99
Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveller!
Olivia Koski & Jana Grcevich £12.99
The Lost Words: A Spell Book
Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris £20.00
Exquisitely illustrated gorgeousness! A book to treasure.
The Robin: A Biography
Stephen Moss £10.99
Month by month account of Britain’s favourite bird and its place in our culture and literature
As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Books and Birds
Alex Preston & Neil Gower £25.00
Fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography, stunningly illustrated.
Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World
Alice Roberts £20.00
The Secret Life of Cows
Rosamund Young £9.99
Affectionate record by a Cotswolds farmer – discovered by Alan Bennett.
History & Politics
Aelfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age
Max Adams £25.00
Air Force Blue: The RAF in WWII
Patrick Bishop £20.00
From the author of the acclaimed Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys.
When They Go Low, We Go High: Speeches That Shaped the World and Why We Need Them
Philip Collins £16.99
China: A History in Objects
Jessica Harrison-Hall £29.95
Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book: The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine
Lucy Moore £20.00
Black and British: A Forgotten History
David Olusoga £9.99
Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler
Nicholas Rankin £20.00
Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
Nicholas Shakespeare £20.00
Talking To My Daughter About the Economy
Yanis Varoufakis £14.99
Brief history of capitalism from former Greek Minister of Finance.
Tiny Histories: Trivial Events and Trifling Decisions That Changed British History
Dixe Wills £16.99
Railways and The Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India
Christian Wolmar £25.00
People & Places
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
David Attenborough £25.00
The story of the 1954 Zoo Quest expeditions.
Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago
Patrick Barkham £20.00
Warm-hearted social, natural and literary history.
Women and Power
Mary Beard £7.99
Modern feminist classic in 115 pages.
Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
Craig Brown £16.99
Snobbery, deference, and humour in high society.
The Militant Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism
Whitney Chadwick £24.95
Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North
Horatio Clare £14.99
Off-beat Finnish travelogue by the author of Down to the Sea in Ships.
South and West: From A Notebook
Joan Didion £10.00
Notes from Joan Didion’s road trip through 1970s Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, published for the first time.
The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor
Simon Fenwick £25.00
Engrossing biography of a talented photographer, traveller and adventurer.
Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World
Lyndall Gordon £20.00
Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf.
Black Earth City
Charlotte Hobson £9.99
Intimate insight into Russia from the author of The Vanishing Futurist.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography
Walter Isaacson £30.00
Illuminating guide to the Renaissance genius.
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World
Maya Jasanoff £25.00
Spellbinding blend of history, biography and travelogue following Conrad’s routes and his four greatest works.
Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations
Simon Jenkins £25.00
Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940
Iris Origo £14.99
Newly published diary of the period preceding her War in Val d’Orcia.
Letters to the Lady Upstairs
Marcel Proust £10.00
The comings and goings from a Paris apartment.
My House of Sky: The Life and Work of J.A. Baker
Hetty Saunders £20.00
Biography of the author of The Peregrine and The Hill of Summer.
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
Jenny Uglow £25.00
Lavishly illustrated biography of Edward Lear.
Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain
Clair Wills £25.00
Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
Levison Wood £20.00
Account of a youthful expedition in Central Asia, from the award-winning travel writer.
Books on Books
The Diary of a Bookseller
Shaun Bythell £14.99
Trials and tribulations of the secondhand book trade.
Book of Forgotten Authors
Christopher Fowler £14.99
Uncover 99 wrongly forgotten authors – a quest that began in Sevenoaks…
Anna Karenina Fix
Viv Groskop £14.99
Literary self-help memoir that looks to the Russian classics for answers.
Jacob’s Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading
Susan Hill £12.99
Laura Miller £25.00
Over 2,000 years of fantasy worlds in one stunning collection.
Philip Pullman £20.00
Essays on storytelling, written over the course of 20 years.
Britain by the Book
Oliver Tearle £12.99
A curious tour of our literary landscape.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night
Jen Campbell £14.99
Modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.
The Rest of Their Lives
Jean-Paul Didierlaurent £12.99
From the bestselling author of The Reader on the 6.27.
Jennifer Egan £16.99
Enjoyable historical novel featuring gangsters, naval men, and a young female diver, set during the Great Depression and WWII.
Robert Harris £20.00
The latest historical thriller from the acclaimed author.
The Sparsholt Affair
Alan Hollingshurst £20.00
Spanning two generations: a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love.
Sleep No More
P.D. James £10.00
Bullying schoolmasters, unhappy marriages, and a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day in six short stories.
Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng £14.99
Suspenseful novel by the much-lauded American author.
Sofi Oksanen £12.99
Deliciously dark family drama from one of the brightest stars in Nordic literature.
A Spot of Folly
Ruth Rendell £14.99
Ten (and a quarter!) new tales of murder and mayhem from the master of psychological suspense.
Ali Smith £16.99
Following the Man Booker shortlisted Autumn, a brilliant and original new novel.
Wish You Were Here
Graham Swift £14.99
After his brother is killed in action, Jack Luxton and his wife journey to Iraq to retrieve his remains and confront the brothers’ past.
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles £8.99
21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov begins life under house arrest inside Moscow’s Hotel Metropol… A charming read!
Nicola Upson £12.99
December 1937, Cambridge. Chief Inspector Archie Penrose and amateur sleuth Josephine Tey race to stop another attack.
Joy Williams £9.99
Often cited as the ‘greatest living master of the short story’, a treasure trove of stories spanning 40 years.
Sherlock: The Puzzle Book
Find out if you are as good as the genius detective with two hundred puzzles and challenges.
Are you sharp enough to be a KGB agent? Train your brain to think like a spy and never forget important details again.
Bletchley Park Brainteasers
Sinclair McKay £12.99
A challenge to see if you would have made the cut to join Bletchley Park.
The Cryptic Pub Quiz
Frank Paul £16.99
Combining the best of pub quizzes and cryptic crosswords.
Wendy Cope £7.99
New works and some old favourites, published together for the first time.
Pablo Picasso’s Noel
Carol Ann Duffy £7.99
Gorgeously illustrated tale from the Poet Laureate.
The Sun and Her Flowers
Rupi Kaur £12.99
The new collection from the best-selling author of Milk and Honey.
Jackie Kay £9.99
In her first collection of poems as Scottish Makar, Kay brings three generations, and their fighting spirit, into sharp focus.
The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul
William Sieghard £12.99
Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special
Henry Blofeld £20.00
Ali: A Life
Jonathan Eig £25.00
Paul Fournel £10.99
Innovative and very French portrait of the great cyclist.
Different Class: The Story of Laurie Cunningham
Dermot Kavanagh £20.00
The story of the first black footballer to represent England professionally.
Sixty Years of Jump Racing: From Arkle to McCoy
Robin Oakley £25.00
Feeling is the Thing That Happens in 1000th of a Second: A Season of Cricket Photographer Patrick Eagar
Christian Ryan £20.00
Murder on Christmas Eve
Ten Christmas themed murder mysteries from some of the best crime writers, living and deceased.
On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology
Introduced by Gyles Brandeth £14.99
Christmas: A Biography
Judith Flanders £14.99
From mummers’ plays to the invention of Sellotape.
Portrait of a Murderer
Anne Meredith £8.99
A classic Christmas crime novel, first published in 1933.
Nancy Mitford £9.99
Comic unravelling of a Christmas House Party.
An English Christmas
Ed. John Julius Norwich £14.99
A festive anthology of diary entries, recipes, ghost stories, poems, and more!
A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories
Georges Simenon £9.99
Three celebrated stories set in Paris at Christmas.
The Christmas Chronicles
Nigel Slater £26.00
Eat away the winter with a recipe for every day from November to February.
An Almost Perfect Christmas
Nina Stibbe £9.99
Stories and anecdotes from the author of Love Nina.