December 12th, 2016

Perfect for the Season: Our Festive Books!

From magic and fairy tale, to snowy landscapes and the history of the North Pole, to a naughty gingerbread man, and a recipe book for creating spectacular foodie events in your own home - we've got it all covered with this festive selection of our books for both kids and adults this holiday season!

The Only Child by Guojing – a gorgeous and imaginative 100-page graphic picture book about a little girl lost in the woods and following a magical stag into a strange and wondrous world.

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‘Guojing’s single palette in graphite black and gray suggests an old photograph come to life, while the story seems to come from a dream country reminiscent of Raymond Briggs’s beloved book “The Snowman.”’ (The Washington Post)

The Great Polar Fraud by Anthony Galvin – an exploration of the history of the three men who claimed the pole, their claims, and the subsequent doubts of those claims.

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Feasting with Bompas and Parr by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr – exciting and original ways to enhance the dining experience, perfect for the holidays. Feasting is a new recipe book with a difference, focusing on how to create truly unusual and spectacular foodie events in your own home.

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‘The book is filled with ideas that readers can pull off themselves — and even if they don’t, the book is a spectacularly fun read.’ (The Kitchn)

Roses by Rose Mannering – a creative YA retelling of a timeless classic illuminating the plight of Beauty and the Beast. In a midnight blizzard Beauty runs into a deep, enchanted forest to a great and terrible beast who will bargain for her life.

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‘A lyrical, remarkably unusual retelling breeds new life into the “Beauty and the Beast” tale.’ (Kirkus Reviews)

Tough Cookie by Kate Louise and Grace Sandford – a mischievous gingerbread man comes to realise the positive effects of kindness in this story about finding happiness through helping each other.

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‘An attitudinally challenged gingerbread man gets a lesson in manners. . . . A didactic take on the traditional tale.’ (Kirkus Reviews)

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