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Twelve books for Christmas at Hunting Raven Books

Frome’s independent bookshop, Winstone’s Hunting Raven Books, is a treasure trove of literature throughout the year.  At Christmas old favourites, along with the classics and current bestsellers, compete for everyone’s attention. 

In the hectic run-up to Christmas, as shopping days are crossed-off calendars, let Winstone’s Hunting Raven Books help with gift ideas and choices. Its knowledgeable staff are not only willing to offer advice and make recommendations, but have chosen a wonderful selection of Twelve Books for Christmas as a special seasonal promotion.

Books to share with young book lovers that explain the world, past and present (Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, or Dinosaurium by Lily Murray) as well as welcoming readers to the lands of myths and make believe (The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland, or One Moonlit Night by Susanna Davidson).  Each book is richly illustrated and alive with entertaining text.

For adults, award-winning writers: Penelope Lively, Arundhati Roy and Andy Weir, current political concerns (Goodbye Europe) and the invitation to indulge in a year of classical music, Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill are included in this special offer.

The Twelve Books for Christmas are each available with a special seasonal promotion of £3 off the recommended retail price.

The Twelve Books for Christmas are…

• Artemis by Andy Weir

• Dinosaurium by Lily Murray & Chris Wormell

• Goodbye Europe by Various Writers & Artists

• Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

• Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively

• Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Jo Todd-Stanton

• One Happy Tiger by Catherine Rayner

• One Moonlit Night by Susanna Davidson

• The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

• The Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor & Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland & Jeffrey Alan Love

• The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

• Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill

The Cheap Street shop stocks almost 9,000 titles, with thousands more available to order overnight and many delightful book related gifts, greetings cards, giftwrap, calendars and diaries.

As well as the special Twelve Books of Christmas, there is still time to pick up a copy of this year’s Private Eye Annual, Jenson Button’s autobiography (signed copies) or Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris’ tribute to nature The Lost Words maybe even ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Nativity or The Highway Rat, BBC’s Christmas animation of Julia Donaldson’s picture book.

Winstone’s Hunting Raven Books also continues to support Frome’s talented authors by hosting them at the shop over each weekend in December.

Laurence McJannet, Julian Hight and Victoria Hillman spent time at the shop over the first busy weekend of December. Barbara Spencer, Kate Lynch, Matthew Harffy, Suzy Howlett, Annette Burkett and Kate Maryon will all visit over the following weekends including Saturday 23rd December. So many opportunities to talk with authors about their books and even purchase signed copies of their books.

Full details available in the shop and on Facebook @huntingravenbooks

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