We know this time of year can get pretty stressful, particularly when trying to think of the perfect gifts to buy for your family and friends. Luckily the Piatkus team is here to help. We’ve chosen our favourite titles from the Piatkus list and explained why we think they’d make the perfect gift for any book lovers in your life.
'I think The Guilty One is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone wanting to get stuck into page-turner over the festive period. Lisa Ballantyne has written a debut packed with moral poignancy, realistic courtroom drama and fantastic characters (one of whom is very fanciable too). No wonder it was THE Richard & Judy pick this year as it’s the perfect book club book' Jo, Publicity Manager
'Patrick Holford’s The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing would make a great gift for someone like me, who’s still young enough to do something about ageing well but mature enough not be insulted by someone suggesting that I’m getting on a little. In fact we can all start to think about ageing well from a surprisingly young age – say your mid to late twenties, although few people do. If 60 is the new 40 then that’s great news, as long as we’re well enough to enjoy it! With the help of this book I intend to be looking good and still running and cycling for another couple of decades' Jillian, Project Editor
'Mindfulness by Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman would make the perfect Christmas gift for some of my family and friends. Everyday life can be so stressful and busy that it’s hard to find time for yourself. The simple meditations outlined in the book and the CD are fantastic for promoting relaxation, relieving stress and creating joy and peace in your life. What could be better than that?' Claudia, Commissioning Editor
'With a present of Jane Eyrotica by Karena Rosa you can be sure the recipient won’t be receiving a gift from Santa this year as they’ll be firmly, block capitals, on the naughty list . . . not that they’ll mind in the slightest when they lose themselves to the salacious erotic reworking of Charlotte Bronte’s classic. They’ll never think of Mr Rochester in the same way again!' Donna, Senior Editor
'I think that Jane Eyrotica would be an amazing stocking stuffer. I would love to think of folks cuddled by the fire on boxing day, reading something classical as the snow falls and steaming up the windows as Karena Rose turns up the heat!' Grace, Editorial Assistant
'Sacred Land would be a brilliant gift to receive. Martin Palmer has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Britain’s landscapes both rural and urban, and teaches us to decode the clues to our religious, cultural and social history in our surroundings, allowing us to discover our past from the shape of a field or the layout of a city centre. With a full gazetteer in the back of the book, it is a brilliantly accessible guidebook for local historians, walkers or anyone with an interest in their environment' Madeleine, Press Officer
'My husband adores cooking, and although our bookshelves at home are groaning with the weight of numerous cookbooks, Food in England will be the must-have Christmas gift for him this year. A brilliant combination of history, cooking and folklore, it is beautifully illustrated and is the perfect ‘foodie’ present. The author describes it herself as ‘an old-fashioned kitchen, not impressive, but a warm friendly place where one can come in any time and have a chat with the cook’. It’s a wonderful classic that will be a happy addition to our shelves for years to come' Helen, Commissioning Editor
'Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world is the perfect book for giving. Who doesn't need more peace and less stress in their lives? It's a book not just for Christmas but for life!' Anne, Senior Commissioning Editor
'If you’re looking for a little romance this Christmas, Nora Roberts’ Inn Boonsboro trilogy should be top of your list. Warm, romantic and utterly escapist, The Next Always, The Last Boyfriend and The Perfect Hope are perfect books to read curled up in front of the fire. Large box of leftover Christmas chocolates to enjoy as you read not compulsory, but highly recommended' Kate, Marketing Manager
These titles are available to buy now from all good bookshops. They are also available to download as e-books from all the major e-book retailers, so you can read them on your Kindle, iPad, Kobo or Sony Reader.
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