Christmas at Hatchards: Rediscovered Classics

A Christmas Memory

Truman Capote


These short stories reveal the bittersweet nature of the Christmas season: the lonely winter of New York under snow, an unlikely miracle in a drug store, and nostalgic tales of Christmas in the deep South when, without money for gifts, a maiden aunt brings the warmth of Christmas spirit alive.


How to Cook a Wolf

M.F.K. Fisher


Originally published in 1942, this gem of a cookbook is all about keeping one’s spirits up and savouring what we have. Wit and wisdom abound as Fisher presents gloriously simple recipes – soups, omelettes, bread-making – to bring cheer, adventure and solace, and to keep the wolf from the door.


Journey to Armenia

Osip Mandelstam


An eight-month visit to Armenia 1930 had restored Osip Mandelstam’s artistic spirit, quashed by a decade of Bolshevism. Here he pays tribute. Journey to Armenia is a profound poetic meditation on the country’s beauty, its landscape and ancient heritage – and a call for creative freedom.


Lolly Willowes

Sylvia Townsend Warner


Lolly Willowes has always acquiesced to the norms and whims of family life. But when the chance comes to move out of London, alone, to the remote countryside – well, everyone is horrified. But for Lolly, having rejected decades of convention for independence and witchcraft, this is the prime of her life.

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