Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Books make great presents for Christmas and birthdays - and the receiver will never know what you spent!

New A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward. This finest of all Christmas stories is beautifully illustrated with Arthur Rackham's superb line drawings. 160pp. Paperback.
Bibliophile price: £2.99
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CAKE DECORATING GIFT SET

Transform your cakes into delicious works of art and be inspired with the ideas in the 64 page recipe book of pastel pink, blue, yellow and purple pages, all illustrated and easy to follow. The gift box set is in a nostalgic decorated cardboard box with gift tag and contains a piping bag and three nozzles, three different sized heart shaped icing cutters, 12 cake flags: three each of the heart shaped designs and two 6" long plastic decorating tools, double ended. Everything is colour co-ordinated bright red and white. A super gift idea for all great bakers and those starting out and wishing to learn a new hobby this Christmas. Gift boxed.
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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BARRY MANILOW CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM CD

16 original recordings produced by Barry Manilow and his band and on Sony Music CD, the festive spirit begins with Silver Bells, Happy Holiday/White Christmas, Jingle Bells in a duet, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Violets for your Furs, The Christmas Waltz, Christmas Is Just Around the Corner from Cranberry Christmas, Because It's Christmas (For All the Children), Silent Night/I Guess There Ain't No Santa Claus, Joy to the World/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and A Gift of Love among them. Joyful!
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CHRISTMAS CAT: 10 Christmas Cards and Envelopes

Close up gorgeous tabby with long whiskers and dark eyes stares directly at the viewer, wearing a red Santa hat and with the white pompom dangling just above his nose. Our Tina here at the Bibliophile office has the spitting image of this cat which she affectionately calls 'Little Bugger'. That's why we chose this design! Ten 4" square quality envelopes which inside has the greeting 'Wishing you a very Merry Christmas' simple, great quality and value for money.
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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SNOWMAN SPECIAL EDITION DVD

One of the most beautiful and charming films ever made adapted from Raymond Briggs' bestselling book and nominated for an Oscar in 1982, it is the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life at midnight. The two embark on a series of magical adventures high in the sky. The 26 minute colour DVD film has extras: Snow Business Documentary - The Story of a Snowman, Storyboards, Animatic, Alternative Introduction by David Bowie and An Audio Narration by Mel Smith. Featuring the beautiful soundtrack made famous by Aled Jones. This special edition comes with a sticker sheet and bonus colouring in booklet. By Universal Pictures, PG rated.
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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SANTA'S HOUSE: Multi-Purpose Money Tin

'My Letter to Santa' is a 24 page colour story book which includes press-out models to make story time magical. Join Santa, his reindeer and the others in an adorable Christmas adventure. Standing at approximately 5" high is a colourful embossed square "wooden" looking tin house, decorated for Christmas, with a brass carry handle and chimney pot ready to slot in coins. In this way the toy play tin doubles as a money box and MINI PLAY HOUSE. Ages 3+, super quality, gift boxed.
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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CHRISTMAS FOR BEGINNERS

Romance, quirky humour and animals, here is a charming festive story full of quirky characters and it's often laugh-out-loud funny. Publisher's Weekly: 'Ornery llamas, attack sheep and a wealth of colourful country characters (including a spectacular hairdresser-to-the-stars who coifs alpacas in his down time) electrify Matthews's charming tale...perfect for lovers of small-town romance.' Owner Molly Baker is organising a festive fundraiser, but with an anti-social sheep, awkward alpacas and a seriously sequined Santa Claus to assemble, she is feeling overwhelmed and in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Despite the chaos of the farm interfering with her event planning, Molly is looking forward to a family Christmas, hopeful that the holidays will bring the family together, but Shelby it seems has ideas of his own. As the fundraiser draws near, the team are working hard to pull off a spectacular festive fete, and make sure the animals and humans remain on their best behaviour. 401pp, paperback.
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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TALE OF PETER RABBIT (Holiday Edition)

The much-loved character of Peter Rabbit originated with a Christmas Card, and this edition of the classic tale includes Christmas endpapers, as in the original version. The naughty Peter Rabbit has no intention of following his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail down the lane to gather blackberries. Before she goes out to buy currant buns, his mother warns them that on no account are they to go into their neighbour Mr McGregor's garden, because Mr McGregor has previously caught Mr Rabbit and put him into a pie. But Peter is unable to resist, gorging himself on lettuces, radishes and parsley, and when Mr McGregor spots him he hides in a watering can and other nooks and crannies in one of the great classic chases of literature, losing his shoes and jacket in the process. Back home, he is sent to bed with camomile tea, while Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail enjoy their blackberries with milk. Gorgeously illustrated with Potter's own inimitable watercolour drawings. 70pp.
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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20 LED PEG LIGHT-UP PHOTO CLIPS

2" clothes peg style transparent clips with silver swirling decoration, threaded along a silvery white 50cm long cord you can easily tuck the battery box out of sight. You can expect up to 120 hours of continuous shine time from each set of batteries. TOP TIP - Use the handy timer and they'll automatically illuminate for 6 hours at the same time each day. It is an innovative and fun way to display your favourite photographs, Christmas cards, postcards, letters or snapshots. The bulbs are long-lasting non-replaceable LED bulbs. Requires 2xAA 1.5V batteries (not included ) Battery Powered & 3 light modes (Always ON/Flash/OFF), the photo clip lights work without having to worry about your display being near an outlet or power source. It can be put or hung on walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, grasses, Christmas trees etc. indoor or outdoor, ideal for hanging photos, holiday cards, pictures, memos, children's artwork, or whatever lightweight crafty/decorative items you desire. This makes for a great decoration for birthday party, wedding Christmas parties or an ideal stocking filler at this bargain price. We love them and everyone here in the office has taken a box (or two) home!
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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DO-AHEAD CHRISTMAS: Stress Free Cooking

The food and cookery writer for The Guardian, The Times, The FT, Sainsbury's Magazine and many others, James Ramsden's Secret Larder is one of the most popular supper clubs in London with a reputation for exciting, trendy and tasty food without the gaga gourmet. With a light-hearted and enticing style, here is practical staged cooking, batching and organising of drinks, party bites, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, time plans, side dishes, cakes and other treats, leftovers and edible presents. See 90 fresh and modern recipes for making festive food well in advance, ideas for scaling up, menu planning and storage. Champagne Truffles and Pickled Pears are among the gifts, and to jangle your tastebuds are Goose-Fat Fried Christmas Cake with Stilton, Rumbledethumps, the Scottish equivalent of Bubble and Squeak with leftover veg and potatoes, and in desserts Marmalade and Ginger Cake, Bourbon and Maple Mince Pies; in sides are delicious gravies, Horseradish and Roast Garlic Cream; try Roast Cauliflower with Spiced Almonds, the Successful Roast Potato, much simpler than you think by parboiling in advance, Figgy Pudding with Brandy Butter is finger licking good in the colour photograph, and there is Roast Turkey Crown with Confit Legs. Plan what to do up to three days ahead, one day ahead, three hours ahead, 90 minutes ahead right through to serving, carving and trimmings. On the lighter side there is a salad of chicory, orange with walnuts and goat curd, plus a delicious Roast Onion, Potato and Blue Cheese Pie, Coffee-Roasted Beetroot with Horseradish and Buttermilk Dressing and toasted hazelnuts, a Prawn and Mango Salad, Salmon Ceviche Toasts, and to drink Prosecco with Elderflower, Orange and Rosemary or the bawdy sounding Slogasm, a perfect union of sloe gin and champagne or Cava. With a few menu suggestions, approximately 100 full page colour photos in a beautifully designed 200 page large perennial hardback.
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Bibliophile price: £8.50
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SNOWMAN'S ACTIVITY BAG: Two Festive Books and 100 Stickers

Resealable bag containing a colouring book with over 40 festive pages to colour in - Santa in front of his fireside reading thank you notes with his cat, his little helpers wrapping presents, snowflakes, a Christmas pud, a child skiing downhill, snowmen and more. Snowman loves Christmastime and wants us to help him celebrate the festive season with his book perfect for little artists everywhere. The second book is Snowman's Workshop: Christmas Activity Fun with puzzles, games and activities like the conveyor belt chase with the cheeky elves, a painting pickle, a sleigh sprint through an obstacle course and using the patterns to work out which toys are missing from each row; match the silhouettes to lost items and count how many of each item you can find in one double page scene and if you can spot all ten elves in it; spot the difference, and luckily answers at the end. Finally, 100 teeny weeny colour stickers and four small colouring pencils in green, blue, red and yellow. All CE Safety approved and for ages 3+.
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY SET: SANTA

Measuring 30cm x 27cm at the widest, this embossed silver tin has a dark blue lid featuring a happy moustachioed Santa with a massive bobbly white moustache and beard, red hat, outstretched little hands and surrounded by holly leaves. Inside the tin is a neat package containing six colour felt tip pens, six colouring pencils and one HB pencil, an eraser, a pencil sharpener with the same Santa design on top, a sticker book with black and white designs for colouring in and decorating with your colour stickers, a doodle pad which is a 32 page unlined notepad measuring 14cm x 20cm tall with a very pretty knitted fun family of robins decorating the borders, and last but not least, a colouring book of the same dimensions with outline drawings of a Christmas pud, Christmas crackers, snowmen, children, Christmas trees, a Christmas fairy, a snow globe with reindeer and more. 30 designs for mindful colouring. Ages 3+.
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: And Other Christmas Stories

Here is a book no Christmas stocking should be without, a book that positively distils the spirit of the season. The title poem, familiar to children and adults the world over, introduces a collection of stories and verse with a Christmas theme, guaranteed to engage and amuse readers young and old. Likely to provoke laughter and sometimes to bring a sentimental tear to the driest eye, this festive treasure trove is ideal for reading aloud or curling up with in a comfy corner. Scrooge himself would have found it difficult to resist distributing copies on Christmas morning! Authors include Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen and Olive Thorne Miller. 320 page paperback, new from Wordsworth with b/w illus.
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