Three sleeps ’til Christmas, and where are you at?
You’re putting off shopping, cursing the tat.
Perhaps we can help with a few good ideas,
Delivered in prose to spread Christmas cheer.
Something to treasure and squish in a stocking:
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduced by Kate Mosse
Beautiful, highly collectible pocket classics by White’s Books
Art Direction by David Pearson
£6.29 from Amazon
Something quite gruesome and really quite shocking:
|127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Aron Ralston
Tie-in with the recently released Danny Boyle film of the same name.
£4.48 from the Book Depository
Digital mania! Here are two brilliant apps:
|Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone
Published for the iPhone by Faber
£3.99 from iTunes
|It’s Only A Movie
by Mark Kermode
Published for the iPhone by Random House
£6.99 from iTunes
And a linguist’s companion by those hardworking hacks:
By David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon
The latest edition of the editorial style guide for Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk
RRP £15.00 from the Guardian Bookshop
A great one for babies with art in their eyes:
|Art for Baby
Published by Templar books in support of the NSPCC
£8.19 from Amazon
And one for the brains who love QI:
|The Second Book of General Ignorance
By John Lloyd and John Michinson
Published by Faber, with an introduction by Stepehen Fry
£6.24 from Amazon
A foodies delight, full of taste sensations:
By Rebecca Seal
The best recipes from Observer Food Monthly, published by Guardian and Observer Books.
£17.50 from the Guardian Bookshop
And a guaranteed winner for hard-to-buy relations:
|A History of the World in 100 Objects
By Neil MacGregor
Companion book to the wonderful BBC Radio 4 Series of the same name.
£15 from Amazon (but be quick!)