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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that 2020 has been tough on everyone. And with the holidays just around the corner, we’re hoping to make the added stress of choosing that perfect gift for a special someone a little bit easier with a series of gift guides.

This list spans festive crafts, cooking, memoirs and more as we collect our favourite wintry and Christmas-themed books of 2020.

 

Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

Fifty Words for Snow by Nancy Campbell

Writer and Arctic traveller Campbell mulls over the words different cultures have for ‘snow’ in short vignettes, making it a perfect gift for someone to dip into over the winter period.

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

Advent: Recipes and crafts for the countdown to Christmas by Laura Fleiter and Kerstin Niehoff

For the craftier person in your life, this book will provide them with an ideal present that will be useful every year from now on in the run up to the holidays.

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

The Little Library Christmas by Kate Young

In this collection of fifty festive recipes, the author of The Little Library Cookbook is here to guide you through the festive period with both edible treats and reading recommendations.

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Short stories from across Capote’s work are collected in this gift edition, range from nostalgic childhood tales to sinister works that reveal the dark undertones of the festive season.

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

Christmas is Murder by Val McDermid

Of course, for peak festive crime, who else would we turn to but Val McDermid and her new short story collection filled with dark stories that are perfect for frosty winter evenings. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan return to track a deadly killer threatening to strike on Christmas Day, amongst other dark and sinister tales.

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

Wintering by Katherine May

Part memoir, part travelogue, Wintering considers winter not just as a season but as an emotional experience one goes through and explores the power of rest and retreat in difficult times. 

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Gift Guide: Winter Reads of 2020

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson

For a combination of fiction and food, this delightful collection brings together some of the author’s boldest tales with plenty of recipes for the festive season.

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