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Book Club | Wholesome Holiday Reads

BOOK CLUB
Wholesome Holiday Reads

There is nothing better on these chillier months than to snuggle up with some mulled wine and a great read. We’ve selected our top reads for your December break; inspiring, thrilling, captivating and nostalgic.

 

Wholesome Holiday Reads

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The Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, where winter lasts most of the year, young Vasilisa spends the nights huddled around the fire with her siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Inspired by Russian folklore, this literary fable is the perfect blend of historical fiction and magic. This is the ultimate adult escapism!

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy

For those intrepid travellers, this is for you! An incredibly moving new novel from author of God of Small Things, centred on an unforgettable story of intriguing characters caught up in a tide of history in India. Written with incredibly precise emotional detail, this is a book that will grip you from the start and not let you go.

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK

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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

We love a good classic and these beautifully illustrated tailored editions of Dickens’ most beloved books will be amongst our stocking fillers this Christmas. One in particular is ‘A Christmas Carol’, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is time and again unimpressed by the festive season. When on one Christmas Eve, his life is changed by ghostly visitations that show him the truth and consequences of his choices. This is an invaluable reminder of the true meaning of the season.

Publisher: Penguin

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The Secret Life of the Owl
John Lewis-Stempel

For those bird lovers, ‘The Secret Life of the Owl’ is the book to dig into this season! It is a lyrical exploration of the majestic owl with its flat face, large eyes and trusting expression. Beautifully portrayed this illustrated novel explores how these night messengers of wise tales have captured us all for centuries.

Publisher: Penguin

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