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See below for a selection of the latest books from Gift books category. Presented with a red border are the Gift books books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Gift books books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Hare and the Moon A Calendar of Paintings

The Hare and the Moon A Calendar of Paintings

Author: Catherine Hyde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An exquisite, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, following the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the twelve months of the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world. Waking from the winter solstice a hare begins her journey. Through the landscape and its changing seasons, moving in harmony with the moon. Atmospheric and gorgeous paintings show the hare running in January, watching in February, leaping in March, until it comes full circle, sleeping in December. Twelve double page paintings of the hare's journey are accompanied by full pages of art, showing a tree, a flower and a bird for each month of the year. This rich celebration of flora, fauna and country life includes hawthorn and cowslips, swallows, blackbirds, buzzards and owls, harebells, holly, olive, rowan, poppies and much more. Titbits of text - folklore, fairytale, myth and legend complement the art complete this desirable gift book.

Trump v Trump

Trump v Trump

Author: Orion Publishing Group Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Can you tell the Trumpisms from the hot air?!?! The big bad media just keeps on spreading tall tales, but at long last here is a book that can help you hone your skills of fishing the truth from the lies! On each page of this book, you'll find two statements on the same subject matter. One is from the real Trump (i.e. a definitive quote from DJT about happenings in the USA, the rest of the world, people and general wisdom). The other is your average trump (something we made up, fake news, hot air, smoke in the wind, a big fat fart). For example* . . . A) TRUMP: Climate change has happened since dinosaur times, it's happened since cave men walked the earth. And they didn't have cars in the Ice Age. or B) TRUMP: It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming! The perfect stocking filler for quiz-hungry politicos this Christmas, TRUMP V TRUMP will keep you entertained for hours. ----- * The Answer is B! Donald tweeted this back on 19 October 2015 - because who isn't wistful for climate change?

Me and My Baby Rattle My First Three Years Record Book

Me and My Baby Rattle My First Three Years Record Book

Author: Anna Lang Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

This baby record album will enable the parent to collect and keep all the information, memories, and feelings linked to the early years of the new family, with a special attention to the connection between the baby and his/her loved rattle.

Spirit Illustrated by Josephine Wall

Spirit Illustrated by Josephine Wall

Author: Flame Tree Studio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Spirit, with Josephine Wall's celestial art is a remarkable evocation of mind, body and spirit, graced with poetry and quotations for readers of every age. Josephine is a popular artists with a huge following online. A new series of gift books from Flame Tree, Thoughts to Inspire & Motivate features the inspirational art of top female illustrators and artists. Each book is a celebration of empowerment and diversity, displaying the breadth and complexity of modern life, turning anxieties into positivity, everyday challenges into universal meditations.

Strength Featuring Frida Kahlo

Strength Featuring Frida Kahlo

Author: Flame Tree Studio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Officially Licensed Frida Kahlo Corporation Product. Strength, featuring the sensibility of Frida Kahlo, offers a paean to the determined independence of the remarkable artist and activist. A new series of gift books from Flame Tree, Thoughts to Inspire & Motivate features the inspirational art of top female illustrators and artists. Each book is a celebration of empowerment and diversity, displaying the breadth and complexity of modern life, turning anxieties into positivity, everyday challenges into universal meditations.

Refresh Illustrated by Nel Whatmore

Refresh Illustrated by Nel Whatmore

Author: Flame Tree Studio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Refresh is illustrated by Nel Whatmore whose sumptuous paintings highlight the fresh perspectives of a unique and resource artist. Joyful and spirited the book finds inspiration in the everyday. A new series of gift books from Flame Tree, Thoughts to Inspire & Motivate features the inspirational art of top female illustrators and artists. Each book is a celebration of empowerment and diversity, displaying the breadth and complexity of modern life, turning anxieties into positivity, everyday challenges into universal meditations.

The Little Book of Roses

The Little Book of Roses

Author: Michel Beauvais Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

Front cover image The Little Book of Roses Michel Beauvais Not yet printed due - 09/19 9782379640810 Hardback E|P|A Territory: World excluding France Size: 160 mm x 105 mm Pages: 176 Illustrations: 80 colour Name of series: The Little Book of... RRP GBP10.95 This little book, beautifully illustrated with antique prints, tells the story of roses of all colours from the perspective of botany, history, literature, poetry and songs, among others A charming gift book illustrating heirloom and modern roses, with botanical and historical information on each variety Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging Why don't scented roses last as long as scentless ones? Who has sung about roses? How do you make rose water? What does a white rose symbolise? Where does the Provins rose come from? What are the most beautiful rose gardens in France? Why do people give pink roses on Mother's Day? What is rose essential oil used for? When did the tradition of the rose queen begin? This compact, delightfully illustrated compendium of the history, lore, and meanings of roses has a page devoted to each flower, with information that combines the factual and the fascinating. In 79 vintage chromolithographs, it depicts both heirloom and modern varieties and describes how different kinds of roses have been used over the centuries in medicine, food, confectionery, and fragrance. This charming gift book answers questions about the language and symbolism of roses, and explains how they became closely associated with romance and romantic love.

An Opinionated Guide To London Architecture

An Opinionated Guide To London Architecture

Author: Hoxton Mini Press Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Celebritrees

Celebritrees

Author: Ali Ray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

A collection of fascinating facts and amusing stories about Britain's oldest residents - its trees. This small but stunning little gift book is dedicated to Britain's amazing, ancient, majestic and marvellous trees, something our small island has thousands of, some over 5,000 years old. Newton famously discovered gravity under one, Charles II dodged death by hiding in one and another provided shelter for the secret trysts between Anne Boleyn and a certain randy king. Sadly, most of us would have trouble identifying even five different species of tree. We know they are home to abundant birds and beasts, yet we often forget that they are integral to our own survival. Trees clean the air we breathe and provide us with vital building materials. These magnificent natural monuments have been culturally important to us too; as meeting places for religious or spiritual worship, as the focus for ceremonies such as wassailing or as way-markers to shepherds and travellers before the use of maps became widespread. Maybe it is time to give them the attention they deserve. Full of interesting `Did-you-know's?' this gorgeous, lighthearted little book has more beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts than you can shake a stick at. Easy to carry in a bag or pocket and dip in and out of, this little book helps you locate these living monuments or just read about them from your armchair.

An Opinionated Guide To Vegan London

An Opinionated Guide To Vegan London

Author: Hoxton Mini Press Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Weird Museums

Weird Museums

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

An affectionate look at some of Britain's quirkiest collections. Bored with the big hitters on the museum circuit? Maybe it's time to take the family to one of Britain's many weird museums, where you never get quite what you bargained for. Anyone with an interest in the unusual will love this collection of places specialising in the curious, the cool - and the downright peculiar. These are under-the-radar collections of artefacts where you come with an open mind and leave having learned something unexpected or having seen something amazing, strange, intriguing or hilarious. Written with humour and a great deal of affection for the bizarre side of Britain, the book takes an in-depth look at this neglected subject, winkling out some of the strangest and most fanciful museums this country has to offer, such as the Baked Bean Museum in Port Talbot or the Lawnmower Museum in Merseyside. So, whether you have a penchant for fans, windmills, teapots or canine neckwear, if it's weird and there's a museum dedicated to it, you'll find it lovingly described within these pages.

Mermania The Little Book of Mermaids

Mermania The Little Book of Mermaids

Author: Rachel Federman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Over 200 pages of legends, spells, facts and mermaid crafts! Do you need a little more magic in your life? What about shimmer? Look no further. Mermania is here! Packed full of over 200 enchanting pages of legends, spells, and facts, plus mermaid-inspired recipes and crafts, Mermania: The Little Book of Mermaids is the ultimate compendium of all things mer-people and their mystical aquatic lore. Did you know? This is the year of the mermaid - The mer-man film The Shape of Water won Best Picture Oscar and Netflix's live action The Little Mermaid streams this summer - with Disney and Universal hot on their heels * Mermaids had a heyday in Israel in 2009 and Zimbabwe in 2012, where they halted government works until beer and rituals were offered * Throughout history, everything from manatees and sea-cows to skate and seals have been mistaken for beautiful mermaids! * Mermaids are believed to cure asthma and earache, and to warn of danger Full of gorgeous full-colour illustrations and plenty of joyful whimsy throughout, Mermania includes everything you could ever want to know about these magical creatures, all in a gorgeous, covetable, iridescent package!