In this blog post we're going to share our Christmas gift recommendations! All of the gifts mentioned below can be purchased from Wenlock Books in the shop or by using the form at the bottom of the page.
For the whole family to enjoy on Christmas day:
£19.95 board game
This illustrated bingo game features 64 species of bugs from around the world. Identify all kinds of insects, mark them off on your card and bingo! Bug Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both favourite species. Contains one masterboard, 64 superbly illustrated bug tokens, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the bugs featured. If bugs aren't your thing there's a Bird Bingo and Dog Bingo too!
For the Young Adult fiction fanatic:
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Right at the beginning of the year Lisa Williamson’s debut novel, The Art of Being Normal, was published to much critical acclaim, and it’s a book that will make the perfect gift for any lover of Young Adult fiction. Telling the story a transgender teenager, The Art of Being Normal is as important as it is enjoyable to read. Full of love, heartache, pain, and joy this book is everything that anyone could ever want from a story. Just in case you need any more reasons to gift this, the ending is set at Christmas making this the perfect festive read!
For the poetry reader and perfect for those who are hard to buy for:
The Twelve Poems of Christmas Volume 7 by Candlestick Press
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the latest volume of poems chosen by the Poet Laureate. This year’s collection is the most contemporary yet with poems from Liz Berry, Sean Borrodale, Collete Bryce, Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan and Carol Ann Duffy, among others. As much a part of Christmas now as trees and carols, it’s just right for posting (it even comes with its own envelope) and at under a fiver make the perfect stocking filler.
For the person who loves to cosy up with classic crime:
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
This year’s Christmas offering from the British Library Crime Classics series is a collection of seasonal stories from the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, Marjorie Allingham, G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers, alongside some of their lesser known counterparts. With some fiendishly clever mysteries to exercise the little grey cells, it is sure to delight anyone who likes a good old-fashioned murder to accompany their mince pies and sherry.
For the child who loves David Walliams:
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Telling the story of how Father Christmas came to be, Matt’s magical writing alongside Chris Mould’s enchanting illustrations make this little hardback so special and so timeless. The innocent central character living a desperately unfortunate life combined with Matt’s witty writing style makes this feel very much like a classic Roald Dahl book. A wonderful Christmas story with lots of heart, plenty of puns and brilliant lessons about love, giving, and happiness to take away.
For the foodies and those who long for the delights that Shropshire has to offer:
Made in Shropshire
Made in Shropshire is a delicious compilation of recipes from the counties best producers and chefs. Featuring over 80 recipes from every corner of the county, this book showcases exactly what makes Shropshire food and drink so special. Made in Shropshire is a great compilation of recipes catering for every skill level, from everyday recipes for all the family, to something a little more adventurous for those looking for a culinary challenge.
For the one who loves travel writing:
Iceland, Defrosted by Edward Hancox
£8.99 paperback, signed and personalised copies available
Iceland, Defrosted is a travel journal that documents Edward Hancox’s many trips to Iceland and despite being his first book, feels like the work of someone who has been writing and publishing for years. The writing is snappy and quick but in a style so dangerously easy to read that many hours can be lost without you even knowing. His unwavering and infectious passion for Iceland is what makes this book so special and even if you're not an Iceland fanatic, this book will leave you longing to be there.
For the reader of brilliant contemporary fiction:
The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah
£7.99 paperback or £14.99 hardback, signed and personalised copies available
The A to Z of You and Me is a love story told by Ivo, a dying 40 year old man who is living his last days in a hospice. The story is told through the premise of the A to Z game, suggested by his Palliative Care Nurse, Sheila. With every letter of the alphabet, Ivo must think of a story connected to a body part of that letter. A beautiful and heartbreaking story that's perfect for fans of David Nicholls and those who love contemporary fiction.
As well as fabulous gifts, we also stock beautiful gift wrap from Sophie's Ribbons. An individual roll of wrap is 2m long and each gift tag pack contains 6 tags. Both the rolls of paper and gift tag packs are £3.50 each or 3 for £10.
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