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20 gift ideas under $20

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here are 20 gift ideas for under $20. Plus, you can find even more budget-friendly recommendations by browsing the collections below. The Botanical Wall Chart by Anna Laurent

Botanical charts have recently experienced a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of …

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Great books for keeping the kids busy

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If you have children, you may already know the power of a good activity or novelty book to keep small hands and growing minds fully occupied and entertained. Here are some of our best suggestions for keeping the kids busy during the Christmas season – from babies through to tweens. OUR …

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What to buy a self-confessed anti-consumerist

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Below is a list of gift suggestions for friends and family that seek to be more socially conscious. Curing Affluenza by Richard Denniss

In his new work, economist Richard Denniss shares advice on how to deal with affluenza – that strange desire we feel to spend money we don’t have to …

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Costa Book Awards shortlists 2017

The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year.

Dominic Paul, managing director of Costa, says: ‘These shortlists are a showcase of everything the Costa book awards celebrate: t…

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Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy for hard-to-buy-for adults

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky people in your life.. An ageing relative… Noël! Noël! Live in Concert is a festive present for classical music lovers. This brand-new Christmas album from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir was recorded live at St Francis of As…

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Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guides

Yes, it’s almost that time again, and to help make your Christmas shopping easier we’ve put together the following suggestions to help you find that perfect gift for your family, friends, co-workers, children, frenemies and more.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a whole range of curated gift guides featuring hand-picked recommendations from our staff. Keep an eye on this page as we’ll b…

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Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy for hard-to-buy-for children

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky young people in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

You know they don’t like reading, and you also know that you’re going to buy them a book anyway… We salute you!

Kids who won’t read

My Pictures After the Storm – A hilarious and simpl…

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The Invisible War wins the 2017 Most Underrated Book Award

A fascinating graphic novel about microbes has been named the winner of year’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). Now in its sixth year, this is a unique prize run by the Small Press Network (SPN) that celebrates hidden gems – engaging and creative books across all genres that deserve to reach a wider audience.

The Invisible War by Ailsa Wild, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Ben Huchings and Jer…

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The best fiction books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) Pachinko by Min Jee Lee

Family and history come together in this captivating saga that spans nearly 100 …

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