Books for Christmas 2023


What to do with those loved ones who, when asked what they would like for Christmas, say “Oh I am sure whatever you pick will be fine …” ?
There are some fabulous book choices available this Christmas, and I hope they will relieve some of the gift anxiety. My hand-picked selection below represents just a small selection of what is available at Winstone’s – please drop by for a warm welcome and the full Monty! Have a good Christmas! Wayne.
PS – Just click the book covers to buy. And if you need more inspiration, you can see all my previous Book Corner recommendations on the BV website here a good read never goes out of date!

Shakespeare: The Man who Pays the Rent by Judi Dench £25
Cavorting naked through the countryside painted green … Acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head … These are just a few of the things Dame Judi Dench has done in the name of Shakespeare. It’s like sitting across Judi’s kitchen table listening to her reflect on an amazing career.

My Name is Barbra by Barbra Streisand £35
Behind the sequins, beneath the wigs and through the glass of the recording studio, there’s just a woman who dreamed of being famous and made it happen, on her terms.

Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart £22
An insider’s searing account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

Lawrence of Arabia by Ranulph Fiennes £25
The authoritative and illuminating biography of TE Lawrence – the man who inspired the iconic film Lawrence of Arabia – from “the world’s greatest living explorer” Ranulph Fiennes.

The Princes in the Tower by Philippa Langley £25
Has the 540-year-old mystery been solved? The evidence revealed is astonishing. The Missing Princes Project redraws what we know about Richard III and Henry VII.

French Braids by Anne Tyler £10
This gorgeous novel follows one family’s joys and heartbreaks, mistakes and secrets, from the 1950s right up to the present day.

Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa £11
A tale of love, new beginnings … and the comfort that can be found between the pages of a good book.

Trust by Hernan Diaz £10
A novel about power, greed, love and a search for the truth that begins in 1920s New York. Can one person change the course of history? A Wall Street tycoon takes a young woman as his wife. Together, they rise to the top in an age of excess and speculation.

Kay’s Incredible Inventions by Adam Kay £15 (age 7+)
A ridiculously funny read that will delight, gross out and educate all at the same time.

Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell £15
(ages 8-12yrs)
Christopher is stunned when he discovers a passage to the Archipelago: a cluster of magical islands where all the creatures of myth still live and breed and thrive in their thousands. There he meets Mal, a girl from the islands who is in possession of a flying coat and a baby griffin … and who is being pursued by a killer.

How the Grinch Lost Christmas by Dr Seus £17
The Grinch’s newfound Christmas spirit is in jeopardy with the arrival of the Whoville’s Christmas tree competition, but can one special Who remind him of what’s really important? A sequel to the timeless classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Asterix and the White Iris £12
The latest adventure from our indomitable hero and his friends! A strange new philosophy is gaining popularity among the Roman soldiers, spearheaded by the charismatic Isivertuus.


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