5 Great Non-Fiction Books for Christmas

Great Non-Fiction

As we all know, great Non-Fiction books make fantastic Christmas gift ideas. This year, as with every other, there have been so many different non-fiction titles released that it can be a bit daunting when trying to choose.

With that in mind, here are our recommendations for 5 of the best great non-fiction titles available to buy right now. 

Kirstie’s Christmas Crafts

A beautifully presented book filled with crafting and cooking ideas to bring a little home-made magic to your Christmas this year.

We love how Christmassy the front cover looks and the content inside doesn’t disappoint. If you are a fan of Kirstie Allsopp’s various TV shows you’ll just love her book which is packed full of her upbeat charm and enthusiasm for craft projects. It’s the kind of book you’ll come back to year after year for festive fun.

Always Managing – Harry Redknapp

From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury’s North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn’t changed one bit – I’d be lost without it.

Harry is the manager who has seen it all – from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. A great Christmas buy!

Shooting Straight by Piers Morgan

Despite many wanting him to fail, Piers Morgan took over from US TV legend Larry King at CNN in 2010 and went on to cover some of the most shocking news events in recent US history, such as the killing of Osama bin Laden, the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and horrific shooting rampages including the Newtown school massacre.

In Shooting Straight Piers shares the diaries that he kept in this rollercoaster period of his life.

Thrown right into the maelstrom of the US media, Piers finds himself rubbing shoulders with everyone from Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen to the US President himself. Not to mention, Oprah, Rod Stewart, Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Goldie Hawn, the Dalai Lama and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

JLS Forever and a Day

Since forming in 2007, JLS have achieved everything they’d hoped for and more. From four smash-hit albums and five number one singles, to BRIT and MOBO awards and sell-out tours, Oritsé, Marvin, JB, and Aston have proved themselves as one of Britain’s biggest boybands ever.

But all good things come to an end and in this, their last ever official book together, the boys share their favourite memories with the people they love most: their fans.

A great Christmas gift for JLS fans and for celebrity gossip addicts alike!

The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand – Illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld

Based on a series of intimate conversations between Morand and Coco Chanel, written in the great storyteller’s marvellous prose, this book artfully sketches the character of the elusive, mysterious and charming creature who inspired Malraux to say: ‘Chanel, De Gaulle and Picasso are the greatest figures of our times.’ Hailed on its publication in 1976 as ‘a great celebration of a book, a finely cut, sparkling gem’, The Allure of Chanel attracted the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, who embellished it with seventy-three drawings, sketched for this special illustrated edition.

A wonderfully presented book that is perfect for any fashion lover. Filled with beautiful illustrations from Karl Lagerfeld and captivating copy, it’s a ‘must have’ for your Christmas lists this year!


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