Don’t tell but here’s what Team One Book Lane’s nearest and dearest can expect to find under the Christmas tree on December 25th. Handy if you’re struggling with a few last minute gift ideas!
Alice is giving her friend Rachel . . .
Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw
‘Rachel’s keen on all the clean eating goddesses you see on Instagram, but intimidated by their perfection. Madeleine is no less perfect (!) but her recipes are easy, made from accessible ingredients, and completely delicious. Hopefully Rachel will be inspired!’
Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw is out now in hardback and ebook.
Jennifer is giving her mum . . .
Spectacles by Sue Perkins
‘Sue is funny, smart and brilliant – and my mum is a huge fan of the Bake Off so she will love any behind-the-scenes insights into the show’
Spectacles by Sue Perkins is out now in paperback, ebook and audio.
Lucy is giving her dad . . .
‘I can’t wait to give this to my dad this Christmas; it’s the perfect gift for any music fan and has enough pages and great stories to keep him hooked for the entire holiday season!’
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll is out now in hardback and ebook.
Jemima is giving her husband . . .
Spuntino: Comfort Food (New York Style) by Russell Norman
‘This is a beautiful cookbook (check out the exposed binding and bronze foil) and perfect for my foodie husband – who is also a huge fan of Polpo. An added bonus is that I will eventually reap the rewards in the shape of a delicious dinner!’
Spuntino: Comfort Food (New York Style) by Russell Norman is out now in hardback.
Charlie is giving her dad . . .
The Company of Trees by Thomas Pakenham
‘As a Woodland manager and conservationist, and keen wildlife photographer, there couldn’t be a more perfect present for my Dad than Thomas Pakenham’s worldwide search for the perfect arboretum on his Ireland estate. With stunning photography and stories from his travels, it is a beautiful book for nature lovers’
The Company of Trees by Thomas Pakenham is out now in hardback and ebook.
For her office Secret Santa Sam is giving . . .
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
‘Because it is the kind of book that makes you feel happy to be alive in a world that has such books in it. And I think he might like it’
Station Eleven is out now in paperback, ebook and audio.
Elaine is giving her dad . . .
Winner My Racing Life by A.P. McCoy
‘He’s a racing enthusiast and A.P. is his favourite jockey so he’s going to LOVE this!’
Winner My Racing Life by A.P. McCoy is out now in hardback, ebook and audio.
Sophie is giving her brother . . .
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz
‘My brother is a huge James Bond fan who grew up with Anthony Horowitz’s tales of teenage spy Alex Rider so this brilliant new 007 novel should will keep him occupied at least until Boxing Day’
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz is out now in hardback, ebook and audio.
Sophie B is giving her niece . . .
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
‘I’m going to give the 20th anniversary edition of Sophie’s World to my niece. It was first published in 1995, a long time before she was born, but it’s still a fascinating book about our world and our place in it’
The 20th anniversary edition of Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder is out now in paperback and ebook.
Louisa is giving her sister-in-law . . .
The Movie Doctors by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode
‘She met my brother-in-law through their mutual, obsessive love of film so this will be a perfect gift to feed their nuttiness. Its full of facts for the movie geek and written with the light-hearted warmth, bickering and banter of the Mayo and Kermode BBC Radio 2 film show’