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You’ve known them all your life, browsed their bookshelves and taken their recommendations. (Come to think of it, half of the books you ‘own’ are theirs.) And you’re forever combing through their reading pile, knowing there’s every chance you’ll find yourself buried in those same books very soon. Now it’s your turn to give back and impress with a Christmas choice that you’ll both love.

  • On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the Australians who are called on to save the day, the town, and the entire battle.

  • Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more... Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK. Rick Stein's Long Weekends will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, which aired in Autumn 2016.

  • Bold, dark and compelling, The Toymaker is a novel about privilege, fear and the great harm we can do when we are afraid of losing what we hold dear.

  • The 21st Jack Reacher thriller by number-one bestselling author Lee Child takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he’s not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders, in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make the cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • Winner of the 2016 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, a gripping and beautifully written novel for fans of Anne Tyler and Elizabeth Strout.

  • Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home... By the international number one bestselling author of Tell No One and Fool Me Once, soon to be a major movie starring Julia Roberts.

  • Melina Marchetta's gripping new novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is a cracking fusion of suspense and heart-rending drama.

  • Taking place over just one week, River Run is an unputdownable rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands.

  • Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer... with a conscience.

  • Jamie's Christmas Cookbook will be packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It's everything you need for the best Christmas ever.

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