Give yourself the gift of a delicious new year by picking up one of these tasty titles and giving to your most culinary friend, not only will they thank you, your taste buds will too.

With a story as dramatic and tragic as the Gothic novels she wrote, Charlotte Brontë’s life was not only fascinating, it was inspiring. The main force driving her family, Charlotte encouraged her sisters as poets and novelists, stepped in to support the family after her brother’s death, travelled Europe, and using her own experiences, crafted trailblazing female characters. In this extract from Charlotte Brontë: A Life, you can catch a glimpse of the unique life that inspired her stories.

The festive season can get truly hectic, what with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Panic Saturday and all those dubiously named days. Instead, why not treat yourself or someone else to a brilliantly calm Christmas, we have sourced a selection of books that cover mindfulness, compassion, and getting creative.

It would be criminal for you to miss out on these essential crime, suspense and thriller titles, especially when they make such wonderful gifts. Whatever your loved ones favourite kind of mystery, we’ve got one that’ll have them staying up late to finish it.

Read an extract from Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years.   Taurus When I woke up in the hospital, I glanced over and took a deep look at my new baby girl, who I had decided […]

We all need to put our feet (or flippers) up sometimes, and why not add a good book into the mix? Some of our favourite reads are there to entertain, make us laugh, and warm the heart. Our list of the perfect night-in books is no exception – ideal gifting for anyone who could do with a night off for themselves.

We like to think that science is completely objective and scientists are absolutely certain of their theories. But ask any scientist how they reach their conclusions and you’ll be surprised to see them talk about doubt rather than certainty, about what might or could be rather than what is true.

In this extract, we’re introduced to a couple of the characters that feature throughout the five interlinked stories that make up Number 11 –  a biting satire on modern day London, taking aim at austerity, iceberg houses, social media and the social classes.

We’ve long been fans of colouring books, and the satisfaction that comes from picking up our pencils and watercolours, The Liberty Colouring Book is no exception. We’ve spoken to editor Zoe Bohm on working with the iconic company.

This year has seen the release of a previously undiscovered Harper Lee, the final in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, a few break-out new releases, and fresh titles from perennial favourites.