Stuck for a Christmas present? Or fancy curling up over the holidays with a good book yourself? Try one of these great reads.



You’re sure to get into your loved ones’ good books this Christmas with these festive gift ideas.

John Humphrys – the man dubbed the “Rottweiler of Radio 4” – has just released his autobiography A Day Like Today. 

He retired recently after more than 30 years co-presenting the Today programme, Radio 4’s flagship news show.

His book (£20, WH Smith) also covers his Cardiff childhood, life as a journalist covering the Watergate scandal and his time presenting the BBC Nine O’Clock News.


Fiction lovers will not want to miss Margaret Atwood’s much anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Testaments (£20, Belgravia Books, 59 Ebury Street) has won The Booker prize 2019.

Seventies pin-up Debbie Harry, the Blondie singer, has a no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll memoir out.

So buckle up as you get down and dirty in New York with Face It (£20, Belgravia Books).


David Nicholls, author of One Day, takes a look at first love in his latest work, a classic coming-of-age tale.

Sweet Sorrow is £20 from WH Smith.

Celebrated thriller writer Robert Harris’s The Second Sleep is a dystopian tale set in the West Country in Medieval times.

It is £20 from Belgravia Books.