Christmas Musings 2018

Christmas Musings 2018: Books for Boxing Day

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Just in case you didn’t receive as many books as you might have wished yesterday (and some may argue this will always be the case…), we recommend the following.

Christmas Musings 2018: Rather than Collapsing in Front of the Telly

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We may not necessarily admit it but, for many of us, television is as important a part of Christmas as the tree and the turkey. This year, we suggest that you gain a new insight into a wonderful war film, discover the story of one of our best actors, and learn how to make cocktails that would please James Bond.

Christmas Musings 2018: The Hidden Side of Bookshops

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Letters from an antiquarian bookseller,” and to a gentleman publisher reveal a wonderful, and largely lost, world of books. Tom Gauld’s postcards, on the other hand, show a world that is very much alive, and will appeal to writers (successful or struggling), book-buyers and all readers.

Christmas Musings 2018: Hatchards Bags

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Everyone needs something in which to carry their books. Our sturdy and stylish cotton carriers will make carrying the heaviest tome a pleasure.

Christmas Musings 2018: Travelling in Comfort

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Speed is not everything: elegance and adventure are just as important. These three books, with beautiful cars, a magical train and some hair-raising aeronautical escapades, will appeal to all transport enthusiasts, armchair or otherwise.

Christmas Musings 2018: Sir Winston Churchill

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One might think nothing more could be written about Sir Winston Churchill but these biographies show that there is still much to discover. Newly-released papers, private diaries and letters inspired these three brilliant biographies.

Christmas Musings 2018: Gentle Thrills

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These three delightful books are for readers who like their crimes gentle, not gruesome. They will make you smile, rather than keep you awake at night.