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.


‘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.


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.


‘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.


‘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.


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

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