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For him, for her, for the kids! Here's your one-stop guide for the hottest reads this Christmas.
We all remember the classic Ladybird books from our childhood but you've never seen them like this before! Ladybird have released a series of books for adults with titles such as 'The Husband', 'The Wife', 'The Hangover', 'The Shed' and 'The Mid-life Crisis'. There are six of them in the series. RRP: £6.99 each.
Jack’s Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name, but he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day… An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. RRP: £12.99
When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend. But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online. Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything? RRP: 12.99
Alice Salmon young, smart, ambitious - with her whole life ahead of her. Until the night she mysteriously drowns. Nobody knows how or why. But Alice left a few clues: her diary, texts, emails, and presence on social media Alice is gone but fragments of the life she led remain - and in them might lie the answer to what really happened to her - if only someone can piece it all together before it vanishes for ever... RRP: £7.99 (paperback)
Dita takes readers through every step of her many signature looks - from her perfectly coiffed hair to her flawless skin and makeup - and turns to experts and friends in the field for authoritative advice. With diet and exercise tips, and tricks for brow shaping, lipstick application, eye shadow and more, Dita empowers readers with the skills, confidence, and inspiration they need to discover their individual beauty expressions. RRP: £25.00
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure,a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder. RRP: £7.99
Edited by Iain Hollingshead, this book is the sixth book in the series made up of the letters that didn't quite make it into the newspaper. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs! RRP: £9.99
Rachel catches the same commuter train every day. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's watched from afar. Now they'll see she's much more than just the girl on the train... RRP: £12.99
Downton Abbey is loved the world over for its fabulous costumes, wonderful characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps millions of us coming back time after time is the stellar quality of the writing. essica Fellowes has gathered together her favourite quotes from the complete Downton Abbey oeuvre to take each of us back to the most memorable moments from the show and ensure we are armed with the very best ripostes should we ever need to chastise an impertinent lady's maid. RRP: £12.99
Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year. Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close. This book introduces readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards' selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans. RRP: £8.99
You've seen the film, now it's time to read the book! The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming. It also includes behind-the-scene pics from the film! RRP: £14.99
This Sunday Times Bestseller is a compilation of hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? Monroe has the answers. RRP: £7.99
55 years on from 'To Kill A Mocking Bird', Harper Lee treated us to another insight into Scout's life. Set in the mid-1950's, Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. RRP: £18.99