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Spinach & thyme pasties, roast squash wedges, stuffed peppers with new pots, feta and pesto are to name only a few of his more than attainable dishes to conjure up for a Bonfi re party. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall again collates some of his tried and tested recipes in his new publication River Cottage Veg Everyday.

Whilst children get a chance to curl up and get caught in the crazy world created by literary geniuses Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Muddle Earth Too! (the second book in their Muddle Earth series!) will certainly entertain and create giggles, as the hero of the book, an unassuming school boy, has to fi nd the wondrous “goblet of porridge” to save the day!

Christmas is usually spent with our nearest and dearest. Here are some of our suggested books for the ones we love over the festive period and to save us from the television repeats!

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Mum will enjoy Victoria

Hislop’s new book called The Thread. It is bound to follow her other bestsellers, The Island and The Return, whilst Dad will appreciate the new Grisham thriller out at the end of October called The Litigators.

Gran and Grampa will be happy to receive Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr and Empire: What Ruling the World did to the British by Jeremy Paxman. Aunties will love to get busy with Kirstie Allsopp Craft

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love to get busy with A C w n T s a


which accompanies her new Channel 4 series. The book offers step by step instructions to suit all abilities.


As soon as Strictly Come Dancing delights our Saturday nights with its sequins and satire, it is safe to say we are heading down that path again. It’s the calm before the storm, the build up to Christmas! Love it or hate it, here are a few “remedy” reads in these cosy autumnal evenings before time runs away from us….. and some super suggestions for those presents to buy for Christmas!

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Uncles - what do you buy these men who have everything? It’s a case of humour and we have a great little book to amuse them. The Prince Charles Letters is an extraordinary collection of correspondence from the man who would be King.

All children love Christmas whatever their age!

Teens will be happy to get lost in a book on Christmas Day with the new Charlie Higson series being a winner for them! The Fear is his latest book, which is the third in the series. The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel has come out at the perfect time for young readers to empathise with him. Cabin Fever aptly sums up that feeling over Christmas and so is a real winner to read over the festive time.

A book with a more female bias is the Fairy Pop- Up Snowfl ake Tree!, combining a story with press out decorations to hang on the pop up tree. Great girly fun! Finally, a perfect gift for the baby would be The Cat and


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the Fiddle: a Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Gorgeous illustrations and rhymes chosen by local author Jackie Morris. This is a book to live in the heart of every child’s library - a book for life, not just for Christmas!!


Family sorted how about your best mate? Absolutely: A Memoir by Joanna Lumley will fi t the bill and maybe you could borrow it after them: after all, you are good friends! Similarly, boyfriend gifts are

made easy this year by Peter Kay releasing his The Book That’s More Than Just a Book - Book is just in time for Christmas. Be entertained by one of Britain’s greatest entertainers.

Don’t forget we have some great gifts to suit all pockets, with Gisela Graham decorations, Emma Bridgewater stationery, Paperblanks Diaries and our beautiful Welsh vintage cushions to name only a few.

Come inside Cover to Cover and be inspired. Happy Christmas everyone!

STOP PRESS – AUTHOR VISIT AT COVER TO COVER Local children’s author Colin Parsons will be visiting Cover to Cover on Saturday 12th November at 11.00am to sign copies of his latest book, The Curious World of Shelley Vendor. A cracking read for 9-12 year olds.


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