The bibliophiles in your life will thank you for any one of these presents.

Nice Things To Read…

Christmas Pudding By Nancy Mitford

A short and cheerful novel about a posh Christmas in the Cotswolds can’t help but set the tone for the festive season.

Queen Of Our Times: The Life Of Elizabeth II By Robert Hardman

This is surely the year to embark on the Sunday Times bestselling definitive biography of Her Late Majesty.

Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles

This enchanting book from our most elegant cookery writer weaves recipes, fables and memories together in a parcel of joy.

Five Arguments All Couples Need To Have (And Why The Washing Up Matters) By Joanna Harrison

Every relationship needs all the wise and funny advice it can get from this divorce lawyer turned therapist.

Prince Harry’s Memoir

At the time of writing, this potentially explosive tome was still tentatively scheduled for publication by Random House late this year. The Duke of Sussex has said: ‘I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.’

Darling By India Knight

The hilarious Sunday Times columnist sets Nancy Mitford’s A Pursuit of Love in the digital age. Critics say it is side-splitting.

A Private Spy: The Letters Of John Le Carre

The inner life of the beloved author is revealed through his letters, from childhood right up to his death in 2020.

Village Christmas And Other Notes On The English Year By Laurie Lee

This collection from the author of Cider with Rosie is as bucolic and nostalgic as any Christmas should be. His take on Winston Churchill’s wintry funeral feels particularly poignant.

Novelist As A Vocation By Haruki Murakami

Ever wanted to get inside a writer’s head? This book, in which the bestselling Japanese author takes a look at writing and the whole process of creativity, is your chance.

Love And Let Die: Bond, The Beatles And The British Psyche By John Higgs

A look at sixty years of British culture through two of its greatest exports.

Good Comfort By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The focus here is on comforting classics that we know and love, carefully updated with seasonal diversity and excellent nutrition.

Lessons By Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan has hinted that this latest novel – which some say is his best for 20 years – may be his last. The Guardian calls it ‘a beautiful, sad book about love, loss and regret’.

What Writers Read Edited By Pandora Sykes

In aid of the National Literary Trust, Sykes has edited a charming collection of pieces by 35 leading authors on the books they love best.

Colditz: Prisoners Of The Castle By Ben Macintyre

Here, bestselling historian Ben Macintyre reveals for the first time the true story of what went on between prisoners and their captors in the Nazi concentration camp at Colditz Castle.

Edward Enninful: A Visible Man

The Vogue editor’s widely feted autobiography has been called the most inspiring memoir of 2022.

Marple: 12 New Stories

Twelve huge names from across the literary spectrum, including Kate Mosse and Val McDermid, reimagine Agatha Christie’s heroic detective.

Lutyens & Rubinstein Book Subscription

If you don’t want to pin your colours to the mast and choose a title yourself, leave it up to the brilliant booksellers at Lutyens & Rubinstein and give the gift of a carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped book a month.

London Reviews Of Books

Published twice monthly, the London Review of Books was established in 1979 and is still the most handsome literary magazine around. With around 15 learned articles in each issue, a subscription to it is stylish, thoughtful and generous.

And Now For Some Accessories…

By Becky Ladenburg
October 2022

Becky Ladenburg

Features Editor

As the GWG's features editor, Becky has her discerning finger on the cultural pulse. She's also our go-to expert on the property market.