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DIY CHRISTMAS FUN WITH ROALD DAHL

WINTER 2019

AN EXCERPT OF THE GIVER OF STARS BY JOJO MOYES

THE BEST BOOKS, TOYS & GIFTS OF THE SEASON


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WINTER 2019 EDITOR’S LETTER

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STOCKING FILLERS

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SECRET SANTA

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UNIQUE BOOKS

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EXCERPT THE GIVER OF STARS BY JOJO MOYES

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FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BODY FROM BILL BRYSON’S THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS

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EDITOR’S PICKS

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BEST BOOKS OF THE SEASON

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HOLIDAY PARTY ESSENTIALS

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DREAMING OF A WHITE & SILVER CHRISTMAS

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FAMILY GAME NIGHTS

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CHILDREN'S READING LIST

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DIY CHRISTMAS FUN WITH ROALD DAHL

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INSIDE SANTA’S SACK

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SWEET CHRISTMAS

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From The New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world.

Amaryllis Fox’s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world’s most dangerous terrorists while marrying and giving birth to a daughter

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This book will show you how to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.

A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book that highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts–from wellknown figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe.

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In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

An illustrated collection of nearly 300 cocktail recipes from the award-winning NoMad Bar, with locations in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

This edition of Watchmen, the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons features the high-quality and recolored pages found in Watchmen: The Absolute Edition with neverbefore-seen extra bonus material.

A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art, Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.


EDITOR’S LETTER Dear Bookaziner, The last number of months has been a difficult and emotional time for all of us, and we are heartbroken by the events that have transpired in Hong Kong. Let’s hope that Christmas celebrations can bring some reprise and give us something to look forward to. One of the things that has helped us through these tumultuous times is escaping into a great book. This year we have been carried away to The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Range by David Epstein and The Overstory by Richard Powers. And it’s not going to stop there. There are still many fantastic books to be released in the next couple of months. Have a look at our selection for grown-ups (page 16-17) and kids (page 24-25) and keep adding to your reading list. This year also gave us the chance to meet many talented authors who launched their books at Bookazine, to team up with the Hong Kong Literary Festival and to host exciting events such as the Children’s Bookfest, a Unicorn Party, an International Day of the Girl celebration and the list goes on. We are also very proud that we’ve achieved our goal to raise enough funds to build a library in India with Room to Read! All of this was possible because of you, so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your fabulous support. The season of giving will be in full swing shortly. Little ones are writing their letters to Santa, while grown-ups are looking for the best presents for their friends and family. To make your Christmas shopping easier, we’ve curated a wide selection of gifts, advent calendars, treats and decorations. Leaf through the pages of this catalogue for inspiration: from unique books to gifts under $200 and the best toys of the season, we have something for everyone and every budget! The celebration won’t come to an end after Christmas at Bookazine. 2020 marks our 35th anniversary! We are working on many surprises and events to make this year an unforgettable one, so stay tuned as more information will be unveiled soon. From all of us at Bookazine, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Bookazine team

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Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey 10 September 2019 From the Pulitzer Prize winners who broke the Weinstein story, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences.

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Fuchsia Dunlop 03 October 2019 A fully revised and updated edition of Fuchsia Dunlop’s landmark book on Sichuan cookery, with 200 recipes and stunning photography.

BOWIE’S BOOKS John O’Connell 14 November 2019 A captivating illustrated collection of essays on the one hundred books that changed the life and imagination of David Bowie.

ONE CHRISTMAS WISH Katherine Rundell Illustrated by Emily Sutton 03 October 2019 Experience all the magic of Christmas Eve with this festive modern classic from the award-winning Katherine Rundell – with glorious illustrations by renowned artist Emily Sutton.

YEAR OF THE MONKEY Patti Smith 24 September 2019 From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.

Nir Eyal 10 September 2019 An indispensable guide to how we can combat our technology addiction and master the skill of the century: becoming indistractable.

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A.F. Harrold Illustrated by Emily Gravett 05 September 2019 A sumptuous paperback package for this powerful and poignant story about friendship, from the magnificent creators of the critically-acclaimed and awardwinning The Imaginary.

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Sara McCorquodale 05 September 2019 A detailed review of what businesses need to know about influencer strategies, social media and how digital communication works.

THE MADNESS OF CROWDS THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR Hollie Hughes, Illustrated by Sarah Massini 05 September 2019 A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.

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Douglas Murray 17 September 2019 An explosive new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Strange Death of Europe.

CHINESE FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS Frederick H. Martens, Richard Wilhelm & Lucrezia Botti 19 September 2019 An elegantly packaged and updated new edition of the classic Chinese fairytale collection.


UNIQUE BOOKS WINNIE-THEPOOH: A HOUSE IS BUILT FOR EEYORE by A. A. Milne A beautiful little storybook all about one of A. A. Milne’s beloved characters that’s guaranteed to be a bedtime favourite for children aged 5 and up.

INCIDENTAL INVENTIONS by Elena Ferrante Collected here are the seeds of possible future novels, the ruminations of an internationally beloved author, and the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called “one of the great novelists of our time” (the New York Times). A must for the fans of Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series.

THE BUCKET LIST: PEACE & QUIET by Victoria Ward The perfect book whether you want to find yourself or get completely lost. Explore hard-to-find quiet spots in urban jungles, ultimate wilderness hideouts and the world’s best mindfulness and meditation retreats.

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE by Charlie Mackesy Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. A book of hope for uncertain times.

SEEING STARS by Sara Gillingham A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations for the stargazers.

PORTRAITS OF TREES OF HONG KONG AND SOUTHERN CHINA HUNDRED

by Heike Faller, illustrated by Valerio Vidali In Hundred, the simple pleasures and hard lessons of each age are gorgeously presented as a full color, illustrated journey of the passage of time.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Renée Nault A beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

THE ART OF THE MOVIE MARVEL'S AVENGERS ENDGAME Featuring concept art and exclusive interviews, The Art of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame showcases the work behind the culmination of 22 interconnected films. Go behind the scenes with this keepsake volume!

by Richard Saunders, Chun-Chiu Pang and illustrated by Sally Bunker The ultimate gift for nature lovers! This book celebrates the incredible diversity, beauty and biology of the territory’s trees, highlighting over 100 important species.

LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST by Neil deGrasse Tyson One of the most influential, acclaimed scientists on the planet replies to some of the letters he has received from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. His letters are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing.

DESIGNING A LIFE: A CROSS-CULTURAL JOURNEY by Kai-Yin Lo Read the inspiring story of jewellery designer Kai-Yin Lo, a determined woman born to a wealthy Hong Kong family who had to build her own future following an abrupt change in the family’s fortunes.

THE 100 BURGUNDY by Jeannie Cho Lee Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee invites readers to explore 100 memorable Burgundy wines of the Côte d’Or, from benchmark domaines to rising stars.

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A powerful and provocative exploration of why we so often misread other people

Brilliantly easy, healthy, flavour-packed and affordable veg recipes

A head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body

The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus

Based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes

Master storyteller Philip Pullman continues the incredible journey of Lyra Silvertongue

The first ever collection of stories from the bestselling and beloved author of White Teeth

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The new Jack Reacher, the thriller hero we can’t get enough of

Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate Shopaholic!

The greatest chronicler of the age turns his incisive gaze to the tumultuous present


EXCERPTTHE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes woman at the front of the hall called: ‘So, what would it mean? This horseback-librarian thing?’ ‘Well, it would involve riding to some of our more remote dwellings, and providing reading materials to those who might not otherwise be able to travel to the county libraries, due to, say, ill-health, frailty or lack of transportation.’ She lowered her head so that she could see over her half-moon spectacles. ‘I would add that this is to aid the spread of education, to help bring knowledge to those places where it might currently be sadly lacking. Our president and his wife believe this project can bring knowledge and learning back to the foreground of rural lives.’ ‘I ain’t letting my lady ride up in no mountain,’ came a call from the back. ‘You just afraid she won’t come back again, Henry Porteous?’ ‘You can have mine. I’d be more’n happy if she rode off and never come home!’ A burst of laughter travelled across the room. Mrs Brady’s voice lifted in frustration. ‘Gentlemen. Please. I am asking for some of our ladies to contribute to our civic good and sign up. The WPA will provide the horse and the books, and you would simply be required to commit to at least four days a week delivering them. There will be early starts and long days, given the topography of our beautiful county, but I believe there will be huge rewards.’ ‘So why don’t you do it?’ came a voice from the back. ‘I would volunteer, but as many of you know I am a martyr to my hips. Dr Garnett has warned me that to ride such distances would be too great a physical challenge. Ideally we are looking for volunteers among our younger ladies.’ ‘It ain’t safe for a young lady by herself. I’m agin it.’ ‘’Tain’t proper. Women should be looking after the home. What’s next? Women down the mines? Driving lumber trucks?’ ‘Mr Simmonds, if you can’t see there’s a world of difference between a lumber truck and a copy of Twelfth Night, then Lord help Kentucky’s economy, for I don’t know where we’ll be headed.’ ‘Families should be reading the Bible. Nothing else. Who’s going to keep an eye on what they’re putting out there, anyhow? You know what they’re like up north. They might spread all kinds of crazy notions.’ ‘It’s books, Mr Simmonds. The same you learned with when you were a boy. But, then, I seem to remember you were more keen on tweaking girls’ pigtails than you were on reading.’ Another burst of laughter. Nobody moved. A woman looked at her husband, but he gave a small shake of his head. Mrs Brady raised a hand. ‘Oh, I forgot to mention. It is a paid opportunity. Remuneration will be in the region of twenty-eight dollars a month. So, who would like to sign up?’

England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright - restless, stifled - makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett Van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure or the escape - that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O'Hare, a troublesome woman - and daughter of a notorious felon - the town wishes to forget. Margery's on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost - and she needs Alice's help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship - and a life to call their own. But when the town turns against them, will their belief in one another - and the power of the written word - be enough to save them?

Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.

JOJO MOYES IS A NOVELIST AND JOURNALIST. HER BOOKS INCLUDE THE BESTSELLERS ME BEFORE YOU, AFTER YOU AND STILL ME, THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND, THE ONE PLUS ONE AND HER SHORT STORY COLLECTION PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES. HER NOVELS HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO FORTY-SIX LANGUAGES, HAVE HIT THE NUMBER ONE SPOT IN TWELVE COUNTRIES AND HAVE SOLD OVER THIRTY-EIGHT MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE. ME BEFORE YOU HAS NOW SOLD OVER FOURTEEN MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE AND WAS ADAPTED INTO A MAJOR FILM STARRING SAM CLAFLIN AND EMILIA CLARKE. JOJO LIVES IN ESSEX. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BODY

FROM BILL BRYSON’S THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS FULL OF EXTRAORDINARY FACTS AND IRRESISTIBLE BRYSON-ESQUE ANECDOTES, THE BODY WILL LEAD YOU TO A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MIRACLE THAT IS LIFE IN GENERAL AND YOU IN PARTICULAR. READ OUR HAND-PICKED EXCERPTS:

Here is something you can be glad you do not suffer from: cacosmia, a condition where everything smells like feces. It’s horrible, but thankfully exceedingly rare.

YOU HAVE ABOUT 20 SQUARE FEET

OF SKIN, AND THAT SKIN SHEDS COPIOUSLY: A MILLION PIECES EVERY HOUR. THINK ABOUT THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU DUST OR VACUUM YOUR APARTMENT (AND ISN’T THAT OVERDUE?).

The world record for an episode of hiccups belonged to an Iowa man named Charles Osborne. In 1922 he began hiccupping while lifting a large hog for slaughtering and continued to do so for the next 68 years. (Except while he was sleeping, however; then it ceased.) His dinner party invitations dwindled to nothing. (I just made this up, I have no idea.) After hiccupping 430 million times he mysteriously stopped doing so in 1990, one year before his death. A book about his case was titled Revenge of the Pig. (Just made this up too.)

Thank your hard-working heart. It beats every second or so 100,000 times a day, pumping 1,680 gallons of blood, up to 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. It does not, however, care one bit about your love life.

SIXTY PERCENT OF MEN ARE MOSTLY BALD BY THE AGE FIFTY. THE ONLY KNOWN REAL CURE FOR BALDNESS IS CASTRATION.

YOUR CALL.

People who live YOU HAVE A LOT PACKED IN YOU. THE LENGTH OF YOUR BLOOD VESSELS WOULD STRETCH with a cat early in life TWO AND A HALF TIMES AROUND THE EARTH. IF ALL OF THE DNA IN YOUR seem to derive lifelong protection from developing asthma – which is, of course, a disorder of the immune system.

CELLS WERE EXTENDED INTO ONE FINE STRAND, IT WOULD EXTEND TEN BILLION MILES, FAR BEYOND PLUTO.

YOUR ENTIRE SKELETON IS VERY LIGHT – ABOUT TWENTY POUNDS. BUT BONE IS INCREDIBLY DURABLE MATERIAL,

STRONGER THAN REINFORCED CONCRETE AND ABLE TO WITHSTAND UP TO A TON OF COMPRESSION WITHOUT BREAKING.

The brain is the most extraordinary information processing device in the universe. It holds something like 200 exabytes of information, roughly equal to the entire digital content of the nonbiological world.

We think of fevers as a bad thing, but they are not. They are a mechanism evolved to fight infections, and they are effective. An increase of one degree of body heat slows the replication rate of viruses by a factor of two hundred. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

BILL BRYSON’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award). He was chancellor of Durham University, England’s third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain’s Royal Society.

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EDITOR’S PICKS HONG KONG WILDLIFE BINGO Revive interest in our local biodiversity, and celebrate the incredible breadth of species we have here in Hong Kong with this family fun game.

PINK SLIM TRAVEL JEWELLERY BOX Keep your hidden treasures safe in this stylish and compact jewellery box.

SURVIVAL KIT This handy kit has all you need for a trip into the wilderness: a fire starter tool, 6-in-1 penknife, tweezers, 210cm rope, 10 safety pins and wire saw.

LLAMA FUZZY SOCKS Add a little llama drama to your festive look with these super cute and soft socks.

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY by Fiona Watt Wind up the sleigh and follow Santa as he flies around the frosty night sky delivering presents on Christmas Eve. A great book to read over and over with your little ones.

CHOCOLATE MONOPOLY

LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR Potterheads can count down to Christmas with the LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar and receive a toy from the Harry Potter movies every day for 24 days!

A luscious version of the classic board game. Instead of houses and hotels to collect, accumulating delicious Belgian chocolate pieces is the aim of the game.

BAMBOO TAXI 3D FRAME Add a Hong Kong touch to your home with this 3D frame including a photography and a figurine placed in the foreground.

ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY BOOKMARK Whenever you wonder what a word means, simply enter it on this amazingly handy keypad and its definition appears instantly!

NAUGHTY & NICE NO SHOW SOCKS Christmas is coming and we’ve got your feet covered this season! Get into the holiday spirit with these fun and comfy socks.

SCRABBLE MILK CHOCOLATE EDITION SARCASTIC 9 BALL A new version of the classic mystic 8 ball, it has a sassy answer with every spin.

With the addition of finest Belgian chocolate play pieces, never before has the phrase ‘eat your words’ had such a pleasant ring to it.

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OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout -Available in NovemberFrom the bestselling author of My Name is Lucy Barton, Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with the changes - sometimes welcome, sometimes not - in her own existence and in those around her. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett

In the follow up to her 2016 bestseller Commonwealth, Ann Patchett again tests the strength of familial bonds. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.

QUICHOTTE by Salman Rushdie Shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker Prize. The epic new novel from the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie – a playful inversion of Don Quixote set in contemporary America. A profound human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. 16

FIND ME by André Aciman

THE SECOND SLEEP by Robert Harris

Picking up years after they first met in Italy, the highly anticipated sequel to Call Me By Your Name revisits the two characters Elio and Oliver — who lead separate lives — as Oliver contemplates a trip back to Europe and they both consider the push and pull of true love.

From the bestselling author of Munich and Fatherland – a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468, a young priest arrives in a remote village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. Everything he believes will be tested to destruction.

A SINGLE THREAD by Tracy Chevalier One of Time’s best books of Fall 2019! More than a decade has passed since the Great War, but Violet Speedwell is still coming to terms with the deaths of her brother and fiancé. When she relocates to Winchester, she joins the society of embroiderers. But soon the threat of another war looms…

CILKA'S JOURNEY by Heather Morris Based on what is known of Cilka’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka’s Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity.

THE RHYTHM SECTION by Mark Burnell - available end December An innocent woman goes deep undercover to hunt down those responsible for her family’s death in this action-packed thriller—the basis of a major motion picture.

THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates Oprah's Book Club pick. The muchanticipated debut novel from the National-BookAward-winning author. Hiram, a young slave, decides to escape his Virginia plantation after nearly drowning in a river and seeing a vision of his mother — also a slave, sold away from him when he was a young boy. A boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. SEROTONIN by Michel Houellebecq The most important French book of the Year is now available in English! Using anti-depressant to overcome his own depression, Florent-Claude turns to this new medication in the hope that he will find something to live for. A devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, and a powerful criticism of modern life.


DOUBLE THE JOY, DOUBLE THE READING PLEASURE! THIS YEAR, THERE ARE 2 WINNERS OF THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE. THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood NON FICTION PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden One of the most infamous whistle blowers of the 21st century is sharing what led him to come forward in his new memoir, which covers everything from his childhood in Maryland to working at the NSA.

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. The sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernardine Evaristo Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of 12 very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.

1000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE

DEAR GIRLS by Ali Wong

by James Mustich

THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME by Robert Iger

Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

The CEO of Disney and one of Time’s most influential people of 2019 shares the lessons he’s learned while leading his 200,000 employees, exploring the principles that are necessary for true leadership.

The bookworm’s dream bucket list! Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL? by Gary Janetti

TWAS THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

For the fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey! A hilarious and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life from the famous Instagrammer and writer and producer of super popular TV comedies.

by Adam Kay From the author of record-breaking million copy bestseller This Is Going To Hurt, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

FAIR PLAY by Eve Rodsky A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick. A time -and anxietysaving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. Fair Play helps you prioritize what’s important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner.

STILLNESS IS THE KEY by Ryan Holiday The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, Ryan Holiday calls it stillness. Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate stillness in your own life.

WE ARE THE WEATHER by Jonathan Safran Foer Acclaimed author Safran Foer is back, this time turning the lens on the climate crisis and what we can do to save the Earth from entering a cataclysmic state. 17


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1. COOL CHRISTMAS TABLE WARE Set the Christmas dinner table for a festive feast with our cute paper plates and matching napkins.

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2. 45” SKATING SANTA FOIL BALLOON Slip into the holiday spirit with this adorable balloon.

3. JUMBO CANVAS SANTA SACK From North Pole to Hong Kong! Add a little festive magic to Christmas morning with this Santa Sack.

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Jingle all the way… Our Gold Glitter Reindeer Antler Sunglasses inject flash and fun in your Christmas outfit!

5. SANTA & MRS CLAUS CHRISTMAS CRACKERS Each cracker contains a hat, snap, motto and gift for a fun holiday gathering!

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6. SANTA SEQUINS HAT Spread some holiday cheer in this cute hat! A glamorous take on the traditional red cap.

7. ELF WALL STICKERS Create some magic for your little ones with these reusable elf sized stickers.

8. SANTA & REINDEER KIDS CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Santa Claus is coming to town! Make sure your stockings are hung with care and ready for his arrival.

9. SANTA CLUES A quick game of charades with a twist for a Christmas full of laughter.

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This fun piñata is a wonderful addition to any holiday party.

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TRIPLE-INSULATED 16OZ TUMBLER

Enjoy these delicious mini chocolate balls coated in a layer of silver sugar.

SILVER PEARLS BALLOON ARCH Use this beautiful balloon arch kit to decorate for a magical holiday party!

This tumbler with sleek design will keep your mulled wine hot for 3 hours. Cold beverages can keep up to 9 hours!

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FILIGREE FOIL STAR-SHAPED BALLOON Twinkle, twinkle little star! This balloon with holographic effects will add a touch of festive sparkle for Christmas.

JEWELLERY BOX

These pearlescent crispy dragees will delight your guests after your festive feast!

This Metallic Gunmetal Patent Jewellery Box is a safe and stylish way to store precious jewellery at home or on the go.

ROCK MY WORLD Treat yourself with these crushed walnuts coated in milk chocolate and a thin layer of sugar.

REINDEER CRACKERS These dreamy snow reindeers are patiently napping and waiting to be popped at your feasting table.

GLITTER FOLIO ORGANIZER Be brilliantly organized this season! Keep your notes, lists, cards and receipts in one place.

COCO COLOMBIAN DARK 61% CHOCOLATE BAR TREE-SHAPED PLACE CARD HOLDER Dress your table in style with this chic metallic place card holder.

DUMPLING SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS Bring a little bling to your entertaining with this silver ceramic Salt and Pepper Shaker set.

Be enchanted by the seductive flavour of citric fruits and spices with herbal notes and light acid tones of this craft chocolate.

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1. GRAVITY MAZE · 8+ Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and create a path for your marble to reach the target. A fun way to build reasoning skills and visual perception. 2. WHEEL OF FORTUNE CARD GAME JUNIOR EDITION · 8+ Play America’s Game® Wheel of Fortune on-the-go in this Junior Edition travel friendly card game. Shuffle the deck, flip your way through the Wheel and try to solve the puzzle. Just look out for that Bankrupt card! 3. WORD-A-MELON · 6+ A refreshingly playful twist on word creation and memory! Make sure you use your melon if you want to win this game. 4. PASSWORD · 10+ Try to guess the secret PASSWORD with your team mate. But you’ve got to be clever when you communicate because players can give only oneword clues, and the fewer clues given the higher the score… 5. AKA ALSO KNOWN AS · 12+ Try to guess people, places and things from words that mean the same thing! Sounds easy? Give it a try! 6. PICTIONARY AIR · 8+ A hysterical way to play the classic family game for the good, the bad and the ugly artists! Draw in the air, see it on screen and make a guess. 7. CONNECT 4 SHOTS GAME · 8+ Are you done with Connect 4? Try this rapid-fire, bouncin’ version! Bounce balls until a player gets 4 in a row of their color for the win. Make sure the balls must hit the table before going in! 8. DOG BINGO · 5+ Calling all doggy lovers! Spot all kinds of breeds – from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! 9. NAME 5 · 12+ The outrageous party game that asks the easy questions you know the answers to. But can you name 5 things that fit a category within 30 seconds? 10. HANDIMONIUM · 13+ Two teams compete to see who can complete the most tasks while using the small, doll-like hands provided. Some challenges use household objects to perform tricky tasks. Big laughs guaranteed! 23


CHILDREN'S READING LIST CHILDREN DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: WRECKING BALL by Jeff Kinney - available after 5th November An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. THOMAS & FRIENDS: THOMAS’ BIG JOURNEY: A BOOK WITH TOY ENGINE AND GIANT TRACK! Unfold the giant track, wind up Thomas and watch him travel around Sodor, through the station, past the level crossing and the seaside and all the way to the circus. Then read the story that follows his journey.

HEY GRANDUDE! by Paul McCartney An action-packed picture book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandkids can get up to. It’s the perfect bedtime story for little explorers. DOG MAN: FETCH-22 by Dav Pilkey - available in December 2019 Howl with laughter with the new instalment in Dog Man, the internationally bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD 2020 The 2020 edition is packed with plenty of new features. Find out what record was set on your birthday. Get a sense of how big some of the biggest record holders are. Plus take a detailed look at some of the world’s recordbreaking robots.

MINECRAFT ANNUAL 2020 The official Minecraft Annual 2020 is a celebration of how far Minecraft has come since 2009, and the amazing community that has helped make it what it is today. A must-have for every Minecrafter!

GUTS by Raina Telgemeier Cartoon queen Raina Telgemaier tells a story of her real-life growing pains. Follow her as she learns to face and conquer fears.

DINOSNORES by Sandra Boynton A fun bedtime story from the hilarious Sandra Boynton. Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and ... OH NO! SNORING!!! 24

WE ARE ALL GRETA by Valentina Giannella Follow in Greta Thunberg’s footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. With in-depth text and data, this necessary and timely book will answer readers’ questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world.

199 JOBS Which jobs do people do at a hospital, on a building site or in a school? Find out in this appealing book, containing 199 illustrations of jobs people do. Great for developing vocabulary and language skills.

MIMI AND THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON by Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo and Helen Stephens’ classic Christmas story, now in a brand-new larger gift format. A wonderful story about friendship, courage and adventure, perfect for sharing with the whole family.


MEERKAT CHRISTMAS by Emily Gravett From the multi award-winning creator of the modern classic Meerkat Mail, this gorgeous festive treat is full of Christmas card flaps to lift, as Sunny the meerkat travels the world in the search of the perfect Christmas.

PAPER SON: THE INSPIRING STORY OF TYRUS WONG, IMMIGRANT AND ARTIST by Julie Leung An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney’s Bambi to life.

YOUNG ADULT THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett The Grace Year is The Handmaid’s Tale meets Lord of the Flies - a pageturning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.

WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell With the sequel to Carry On, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first.

EATS MORE, SHOOTS & LEAVES by Lynne Truss A pocket-sized paperback compendium of the hilariously illustrated #1 New York Times bestselling series of books about punctuation. JUST KIDDING! by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Just Kidding! is the first book in a hilarious series of short stories about the world’s smartest, craziest and most annoying practical joker from the creators of the bestselling Treehouse series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

REBEL by Marie Lu With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale.

THE CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE by Tomi Adeyemi – available in December – the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy. After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

POEMS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH edited by Chris Riddell This gorgeously illustrated collection celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration through passion to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork.

BUTTERFLY YELLOW by Thanhhà Lai Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the awardwinning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 25


Now a Hulu Limited series! Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

A brandnew Crayons book from the #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, just in time for the holidays.

This charming new title featuring everyone’s favorite coloring crew is a must-have for fans of The Crayons!

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The #1 New York Times bestselling Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel is now available in a book and toy set!

The lighthearted tale of a gift in search of a giver–a classic in the making! R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.

Based on The New York Times Best-Selling series, this timeline of world history gives a fresh take on global events, from King Tut to Malala Yousafzai.

In this moving debut novel—featuring beautiful original endpaper art by the author—David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable.

Forget cards–send this perfect little Christmas gift book, featuring full-color art from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and other classic works by Dr. Seuss, instead!

The KonMari Method inspires a charming friendship story that is sure to spark joy!


DIY CHRISTMAS FUN WITH ROALD DAHL CELEBRATE A WHIZZPOPPING CHRISTMAS WITH ROALD DAHL, WITH ACTIVITIES, STORIES, RECIPES AND MORE! THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANY LITTLE HUMAN BEAN: LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHOMPING CROCODILE CRACKERS, FANTASTIC FOX STOCKINGS, A GIANT PEACH PIÑATA AND OF COURSE THIS DREAM SNOW GLOBE JAR!

Excerpted from The Twelve Days of Christmas with Roald Dahl. Copyright © The Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd / Quentin Blake, 2019. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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Ages 4 and above

Freedom is loving your body with all its ‘imperfections’ and being the perfectly imperfect you!

Ages 7 to 10

Every day in Mr. Wolf's class is an adventure... even when you have to stay home from school!

Ages 3 to 6

The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tells an original and very funny story about the size.

Ages 4 to 6

Meet Princess Truly! With the help of her rocket boots and her magical, sparkly curls, she becomes a super girl and uses her smarts and strength to save the day.

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The New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier's easy-to-read scary stories are perfect for beginning readers!

Ages 6 to 8

The New York Times bestseller Nick Seluk has a hilarious new nonfiction picture book all about your body's very own computer -- the brain!

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Unicorn and Yeti find a sparkly rock. They would both like to take it home. Can these magical friends discover how to share?

From peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to macaroni and cheese, Valorie Fisher explores the science behind our most delicious dishes!

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This boxed set - perfect for fans and newcomers alike! Includes the first five Captain Underpants books in full color, which feature Flip-O-Ramas, mini comics, and fun facts!

Discover the ULTIMATE book about all things prehistoric! A must-have book for dinosaur enthusiasts, a madcap field guide full of facts and humor.

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From actor and lifelong activist Alyssa Milano comes Hope Roberts, a girl who's determined to change the world.

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From the award-winning duo of Jennifer and Matthew Holm comes the third book in the bestselling Sunny series, Sunny Rolls the Dice -full of heart, laughs, and adventure!


INSIDE SANTA’S SACK BEST TOYS OF 2019

ROUND THE WORLD TRAVEL ACTIVITY RUG A fantastic toy to inspire hands-on imaginative thinking. This activity rug comes with three wooden vehicles (car, airplane and boat), plus a passport with stickers to keep track of globe-trotting adventures!

5 SURPRISE MINI BRANDS Blind surprise reveals, miniature collectibles and the fun of shopping come together in this new series featuring an assortment of mini brands like Dove, Skippy, Airheads, Breyers and more, as well as mini surprise shopping accessories like a shopping trolley.

MARVIN’S MAGIC BOX OF TRICKS The perfect gift for budding magicians! A superb introduction into the fascinating world of magic for ages 6 upwards.

PAW PATROL TRUE METAL CLASSIC GIFT PACK Follow Ryder and the pups for hours of adventures. With 6 True Metal vehicles included, kids can use their imagination to create several Paw Patrol rescue missions.

RAINBOCORNS 2 NAIL STAMPER An awesome at-home nail kit to easily stamp and style custom manicures in minutes! The revolutionary nail polish formula is completely non-toxic and kid-safe.

The ultimate Surprise Egg with 10 layers to hatch and discover! Collect 13 adorable sweet-scented characters including Unicorns, Llamacorns, Pandacorns, Lioncorns and even a golden Flamingocorn! They come with other great surprises.

BOPPI THE BOOTY SHAKIN LLAMA This adorable dancing toy will get the whole family up dancing and laughing for hours! Three awesome songs to bop and spin to.

HAIRDORABLES SERIES 2 Doll Mystery Pack pull, peel, and reveal 11 surprises to unwrap the personality and passion of the Hairdorables girl hidden inside. Each surprise doll comes with fashions, hairstyles and accessories that are unique to her style and talent.

AWESOME BLOSS’EMS DOLL Plant a seed and grow your very own fierce floral collectible doll. Each Awesome Bloss’ems character wears a detailed outfit with a beautiful blossom on her head that smells like flowers!

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SWEET CHRISTMAS 1. POPCORN GIFT BOX Oprah’s favourite popcorn is back! With 3 different flavours to try, this is the ultimate gift box for sweet lovers.

2. BEDAZZLED These chocolate coated almonds look like real jewels.

3. CHRISTMAS BAUBLE Filled with champagne-green apple-raspberry flavoured Jingle Bells candies, this bauble will look stunning hanging in your Christmas tree!

4. SEEDLIP TRIO GIFT BOX & COCKTAIL BOOK Make the fanciest (non-alcoholic) cocktails for Christmas with Seedlip distilled non-alcoholic botanical spirits.

5. CHAMPAGNE & PROSECCO BEBE Cheers to the holiday season with these delicious gummy bears featuring a festive bubbly flavor – though completely non-alcoholic. 6. CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES (with personalized labels) These scrumptious champagne-flavoured, non alcoholic treats are a must for your holiday candy buffet!

7. CHRISTMAS PRETZELS Our chocolate covered pretzels get decked out for Christmas with red, green, and white nonpareils.

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