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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Very British Problems Christmas Quiz Book by Rob Temple
    The Very British Problems Christmas Quiz Book - by Rob Temple

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781408730669 | ISBN 10: 1408730669

    The perfect quiz book to get you in the Christmassy mood, to play at the office Christmas lunch or to pop into a stocking.   In Britain, it's estimated that 800 million of what traditional Christmas treat are eaten each year? Which actor giv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Margaux Carpentier
    Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Margaux Carpentier

    £9.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529083934 | ISBN 10: 1529083931

    The enchanting festive poem from Carol Ann Duffy, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, and adorned with sumptuous illustrations by artist Margaux Carpentier, Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water is the perfect festive gift for the poetry love ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Walk: Twelve Poems for Rosy Cheeks (Pamphlet) by Various authors
    Christmas Walk: Twelve Poems for Rosy Cheeks (Pamphlet) - by Various authors

    £5.95   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781913627140 | ISBN 10: 1913627144

    The antidote to festive stodge and too much television, a Christmas walk has become as traditional as turkey and crackers. Whatever the weather, we don hats, scarves and boots to venture outside. The point is to crunch over snow, stamp through puddle ... more

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  • Cover image of book And So This is Christmas: 51 Seasonally Adjusted Poems by Brian Bilston
    And So This is Christmas: 51 Seasonally Adjusted Poems - by Brian Bilston

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781035031467 | ISBN 10: 1035031469

    It’s that time of year again...   With his signature wit, Brian Bilston returns with And So This is Christmas, fifty-one poems in celebration of the festive season: from bizarre family traditions to the office Christmas party; from voting day fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights by Various authors
    The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights - by Various authors

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781408727584 | ISBN 10: 1408727587

    FROM THE CREATORS OF THE HAUNTING SEASON COMES A DAZZLING COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN GHOSTLY TALES.  ‘Terrific – every bit as good as an MR James collection’ ROSIE ANDREWS, author of THE LEVIATHAN  Featuring new and original storie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Murder On The Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict
    Murder On The Christmas Express - by Alexandra Benedict

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398519855 | ISBN 10: 1398519855

    CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE?   'Whatever you unwrap for Christmas, you had better hope it’s this book. This is 21st-century cosy Christmas crime that doesn’t shy away from the darkness. Eighteen passengers, seven stops, one killer Christmas rea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Advent Street by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkov
    Advent Street - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkov

    £9.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529083903 | ISBN 10: 1529083907

    In this enchantingly illustrated Christmas poem, Carol Ann Duffy invites readers to open the windows on Advent Street.   In each one is a gift. You may find yourself back-straight watching a ballerina, poised to begin, or catch your lips movi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories for Christmas and the Festive Season by Various authors
    Stories for Christmas and the Festive Season - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780712354523 | ISBN 10: 0712354522

    The British Library Women Writers series is a curated collection of novels by female authors who enjoyed broad, popular appeal in their day. In a century during which the role of women in society changed radically, their fictional heroines highlight ... more

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  • Cover image of book A German Christmas: Festive Tales From Berlin to Bavaria by Vintage Publishing
    A German Christmas: Festive Tales From Berlin to Bavaria - by Vintage Publishing

    £12.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784878221 | ISBN 10: 1784878227

    From helpful elves to an enchanting Nutcracker, rediscover the German Christmas tales behind our most iconic festive traditions  Eine fröhliche Weihnachten -- A Merry Christmas -- made all the more joyful with these literary treats redolent ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Ukrainian Christmas by Nadiyka Gerbish and Yaroslav Hrytsak
    A Ukrainian Christmas - by Nadiyka Gerbish and Yaroslav Hrytsak

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781408728413 | ISBN 10: 1408728419

    ‘History, stories, recipes and beautiful illustrations’ – OLINA HERCULES   ‘Christmas brings the indestructibility of hope in times of the greatest hopelessness. As long as we celebrate this holiday, we can neither be defeated nor destro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas - by Adam Kay

    £7.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529038620 | ISBN 10: 1529038626

    The number one Sunday Times bestseller in a new festive package, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is the perfect stocking filler from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt – now a major BBC TV series.  Christmas ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Snowflake
    A Snowflake's Guide to Christmas: How to Survive a Deeply Problematic Holiday - by Dave Skinner

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838952099 | ISBN 10: 1838952098

    Christmas is an ethical and political minefield. Luckily, this survival guide contains valuable advice on how to navigate the hazards of the holiday season.   Learn how to...  * launch a scathing dinner table takedown on your woefully ... more

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  • Cover image of book Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories by Kate Atkinson
    Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories - by Kate Atkinson

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857527127 | ISBN 10: 0857527126

    'Lucy would have challenged anyone not to cry at the sight of their child in a Nativity Play. Even a sheepish Maude, even a scowling Beatrice - currently attempting a Chinese burn on an adjacent angel. A shepherd shouted something incomprehensible to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
    Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days - by Jeanette Winterson

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784709020 | ISBN 10: 1784709026

    Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story?   For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Chris ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans
    The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus - by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784162740 | ISBN 10: 1784162744

    How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso's Noel - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509848195 | ISBN 10: 1509848193

    A sweet winter light blushed as Pablo Picasso walked his dog under the cypress trees and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour. It was Christmas Eve.'   Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel foll ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope
    Christmas Poems - by Wendy Cope

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571338580 | ISBN 10: 0571338585

    For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... more

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    'Twas the Fight Before Christmas: A Parody - by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472125118 | ISBN 10: 1472125118

    From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea comes an uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book The King of Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne
    The King of Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509834570 | ISBN 10: 1509834575

    On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yule: Rituals, Recipes and Lore for the Winter Solstice by Susan Pesznecker
    Yule: Rituals, Recipes and Lore for the Winter Solstice - by Susan Pesznecker

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780738744513 | ISBN 10: 0738744514

    Yule-also known as Midwinter-is when nighttime has reached its maximum length, but there is a promise of brighter days to come as candles are lit and feasts are enjoyed.  This guide to the history and modern celebration of Yule shows you how to perf ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wren Boys by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Wren Boys - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447271482 | ISBN 10: 1447271483

    Following Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday, The Christmas Truce and Another Night Before Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy continues her annual tradition of writing a delightful and original Christmas poem. This festive poem is about the Wren Boys of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Magical Christmas: A Colouring Book by Lizzie Mary Cullen
    The Magical Christmas: A Colouring Book - by Lizzie Mary Cullen

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405925136 | ISBN 10: 1405925132

    From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a brand new treat for the winter.  Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising new colouring book for adults and children alike. J ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dorothy Wordsworth
    Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447271505 | ISBN 10: 1447271505

    A wonderful new Christmas poem from the Poet Laureate.  Following Bethlehem, Wenceslas, The Christmas Truce, Another Night Before Christmas and Mrs Scrooge, the Poet Laureate offers another delightful and original Christmas poem.   Full ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447226123 | ISBN 10: 1447226127

    Carol Ann Duffys wonderful new Christmas poem takes us to the little town of Bethlehem on a momentous night. This small hardback book contains more than twenty beautiful illustrations by Alice Stevenson, making it the perfect stocking-filler this Ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A History of Protest Christmas Cards by Llew and Pam Smith, with a foreword by Ken Livingstone
    Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A History of Protest Christmas Cards - by Llew and Pam Smith, with a foreword by Ken Livingstone

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781781551851 | ISBN 10: 1781551855

    Protest Christmas Cards, highlighting political, industrial and social turmoil, have been produced since the mid nineteenth century. This book contains images from the collection of Llew and Pam Smith. They researched and collected such cards over a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Child
    A Child's Christmas in Wales - by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

    £5.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780460027724 | ISBN 10: 0460027727

    A charming account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town. This book has become a popular classic and includes illustrations by the award-winning Edward Ardizzone. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts
    The Christmas Truce - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts

    £6.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781447206408 | ISBN 10: 1447206401

    A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts. Down at the front, on a cold winters night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds
    Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds

    £5.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330515115 | ISBN 10: 033051511x

    A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds.   With her husband, Ebenezer, now 'doornail dead', the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumerism ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
    A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536306 | ISBN 10: 0199536309

    'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?'   Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe
    Christmas Poems - by U.A. Fanthorpe

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781900564137 | ISBN 10: 1900564130

    UA Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002.  Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of season ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
    The Christmas Mystery - by Jostein Gaarder

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780753808665 | ISBN 10: 0753808668

    A boy called Joachim acquires a strange old Advent calender - and uncovers from it the story of a girl called Elisabet, who disappeared from her home fifty years earlier. Elisabet has been taken back through time and right across Europe to Palestine, ... more

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