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Books make perfect gifts anytime of year but for book lovers Christmas is a special time as you can indulge (or be indulged) in the luxury of a hardback. book tree vintage

So, with that in mind we have put together a collection of what we think are this season’s best books to suit every taste put into easy to use sub-categories.

So, browse for gifts or browse for yourself and send the page link to a friend to make sure the only turkeys you get this Christmas are on the table!

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If you're still stuck then our most visited area of the site is a must for you to look at - Prizewinners - it's positively choking with stunning reads.

For some other wonderful gift ideas why not visit the following...

Food and Drink or Arts & Crafts - for bestsellers but also titles a little off the beaten track.

Our Popular Science and Sport from the Armchair sections also have some great titles that might be just what you are looking for.

Or to see what everyone else is reading visit The UK's Top 10 to see the most popular books in the UK.

Finally any teenage book hound should not miss our newgen and section - full of books any teenager would be happy to be seen reading...

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A. L. Gaylin
TA Cotterell
Sarah Morgan
Jenny Colgan
Mark Forsyth
Chrissie Manby
Agatha Christie
Paul Beatty
Stef Penney
Cecelia Ahern
Jodi Picoult
Nicholas Sparks
Belinda Bauer
Mark Mills
Linwood Barclay
Elly Griffiths
Shaun Tan
Neil Gaiman
Jackie Morris
Patrick Ness
Elizabeth Buchan
Karen Maitland
Lisa McInerney
Alexander McCall Smith
Ian McEwan
Alison Weir
Lynda La Plante
Bill Beverly
Sophie Hannah
Agatha Christie
Victoria Hislop
Martina Cole
Keith Stuart
P. D. James
J. R. R. Tolkien
Patrick O'Brian
Wilbur Smith
Jo Malone
John le Carre
Alan Partridge
Emily Zach
Woody Woodmansey
Nick Clegg
Ken Clarke
Miranda Hart
Phil Collins
Alan Bennett
Bruce Springsteen
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Mary Gribbin
John Gribbin
Helen Czerski
Sean Carroll
Mark Steward
Alan Greenwood
Malachy Tallack
Emma White
Brian Cox
Jeff Forshaw
Ben Macintyre
Peter Ackroyd
Jenni Murray
Shaun Hill
Tom Parker Bowles
Sue Lawrence
Monika Linton
Yotam Ottolenghi
Sami Tamimi
Mary Berry
Jamie Oliver
Gino D'Acampo
Monisha Bharadwaj
Andy Bull
Steven Gerrard
Guy Martin
Duncan Hamilton
Sir Bobby Charlton
Nick Holt
John Stern
Elizabeth Wilhide
Marie Clayton
Sharon Brant
Esther Thorpe
Guy Field
Joy Jolliffe
Mollie Makes
Kerry Lord
Steve Tribe
Patrick Kidd
Terry Pratchett
John Lloyd
Matthew Parris
Stephanie Glass
Fiona Harrison
Jeanette Winterson
Laura Quick
Sebastian Faulks
Marian Keyes
Professor Richard Wiseman
Rod Green
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Ransom Riggs
Marcus Sedgwick
Clare Furniss
Robert Muchamore
David Almond
Mal Peet
Meg Rosoff