Horrid Henry Christmas Collection
With stories about Christmas presents, school plays, eating vegetables, and the Abominable Snowman, jokes, puzzles, games and Henry’s Christmas survival guide, this set of three Horrid Henry books – his Merry Mischief, Cracking Christmas and Jolly Holidays – should tide even the most horrid children over the festive season.
The Rebus Anniversary Set
DI John Rebus has been investigating the murky depths of criminal Edinburgh since 1987. Published in 2017, to mark his 30th anniversary, this boxed set presents Rebus’s debut, Knots and Crosses; his tenth case, Black and Blue; and his retirement novel Exit Music, in which Rebus faces his nemesis, the crime boss Cafferty. A set of ten postcards accompanies the books, with artwork by Sean Phillips depicting scenes from the novels.
For Detective Barry Duckworth, the day begins like any other Saturday in the town of Promise Falls – but then all hell breaks loose. The hospital and emergency services are overwhelmed with casualties, and the fatalities seem to be mysteriously linked by the number 23. Final part of the Promise Falls trilogy.
Coming Home to Island House
In August 1939, after a tour across Europe promoting her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and her beloved Jack, to find him seriously ill. His estranged family from a previous marriage are summoned, forced by Jack’s illness to accept their young stepmother and bury their resentments.
Around the Village Green
The Heart-Warming Memoir of a World War II Childhood
In this memoir, the author recalls growing up with her coal miner father, mother and siblings in a Derbyshire village and describes how the outbreak of war and the nearby PoW camp and American base changed life for everyone.
A Field Full of Butterflies
Memories of a Romany Childhood
Born in a Gypsy wagon in 1938, Rosemary Penfold grew up amid the fields of Somerset. In this memoir, she recounts the love and losses, hopes and struggles, traditions and prejudices of a close-knit community faced with a rapidly changing world. This moving testament to a disappearing way of life took her to the finals of Alan Titchmarsh’s People’s Author competition.
Food for Health and Happiness
Chef Nicole Pisani and the writer Kate Adams join forces to extol soup as taking us ‘back to basics, to the essence of simple food for the body and soul’. Their magnificent selection of recipes has soups arranged from Quick Fixes, such as Chana Masala, to Feasts, including the bouillabaisse-based Feast of Seven Fish. Along with the recipes, there are features on stocks, ingredients, spice and spice mixtures, and recipes for accompanying breads.