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The Little Book Shop – Cookham's magnificent indie – has scoured the shelves and selected nine gift worthy reads for the impossible to buy for.

It’s winter, fires are roaring, the red wine is flowing and there’s nothing on the telly. If you want to avoid a Netflix bingeathon, let’s hunker down with a compelling new book – the perfect gift for the stubbornly hard to buy for or something for you to get stuck into over the Christmas break.

 

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

Set in and around Winchester Cathedral in the 1930s and involves embroidery, bellringing, and an adventurous heroine.

 

Girl, Other, Woman by Bernadine Evaristo

Girl, Other, Woman by Bernadine Evaristo

Following a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers.

 

Our House by Louise Candlish

Our House by Louise Candlish

On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it’s your house. And you didn’t sell it. A compelling and twisty thriller.

 

Educated By Tara Westover

Educated By Tara Westover

An International best-selling memoir. A jaw-dropping account of family love and betrayal, self-determination and enlightenment.

 

Those People by Louise Candlish

Those People by Louise Candlish

Meet the neighbours you’ll love to hate. A nail-biting suburban crime thriller.

 

The Anarchists Club by Alex Reeve

The Anarchists Club by Alex Reeve

The second book in the acclaimed new historical crime series following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick, The House on Half Moon Street

 

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

All civilisations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is. A page-turning future history thriller.

 

Who am I again? by Lenny Henry

Who am I again by Lenny Henry

The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation’s heart.

 

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

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