Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

The 50 Best books for Christmas

Snake Ropes by Jess Richards Sceptre, £17.99 "The ghost of Angela Carter drifts through this outstanding debut novel, my book of the year, which recasts language," says Jonathan.
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Fig Tree, £12.99 "Otsuka combines many perspectives into one mesmerising voice as she follows Japanese picture brides," says Jonathan.
Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland: with Artwork by Yayoi Kusama Penguin Classics, £20 A mesmerising production of this classic tale for new and old fans.

From last-minute stocking fillers to weighty tomes to curl up by the fire with, Sophie Morris has great gift ideas for the literature lovers in your life

The experts:

Marianne Levy - The author of ‘Ellie May Would Like To Be Taken Seriously For A Change’. mariannelevy.com

Jonathan Ruppin - Foyles web editor. foyles.co.uk

Kate Skipper - Waterstones buying manager. waterstones.com

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