Alternative Christmas book hits complicate the simples story
Away from the trashy till-ringers, some rather more interesting titles are filling Christmas shoppers' baskets
Forget the celebrity memoirs, selling in their dispiriting droves to the imaginatively challenged in search of a Christmas present-by-numbers. Elsewhere, particularly in independent bookshops, a range of much more interesting books are turning into seasonal hits this week, as shoppers put away their snowboots and head into the bookshops before the next Arctic blast.
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010
- JK Rowling's first novel for adults draws on her struggles with poverty
- John Keats was an opium addict, claims a new biography of the poet
- Bilbo Baggins at 75
- Emma Thompson: By the Book
- ArtsBeat: Stephen King's 'Misery' Back From the Dead in Bucks County
- Pottermore goes back to school with new content
- Elmore Leonard to be honoured by National Book Foundation
- Stranger, young adult novel with gay hero, acquired by publisher
- Books of The Times: ‘This Is How You Lose Her,’ by Junot Díaz
- Neil Young quits drugs and alcohol
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