I love this time of year when we can draw the curtains, light the fire and hunker down with a good book.
We're spoilt for choice this year with some fantastic novels, memoirs and children's books to choose from. So it was even more difficult to select just a few recommendations for Lesley Dolphin as we met on the BBC Radio Suffolk Afternoon Programme this month to consider gifts for Christmas.
Of course I got carried away in my descriptions, so I didn't mention as many books as I intended. But I've listed them here and you can click and follow the links to my reviews, if you'd like to know more! And listen again to our chat here.
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And if it's not too early - Happy Christmas!
Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed by Catriona Davies
Lady in Waiting by Lady Anne Glenconner
Invisible Jumpers by Joseph Ford
Life on the Deben
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the The Horse by Charlie Macksey
Kind by Alison Green (for under 5 years, and adult!)
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Grandmothers by Salley Vickers
Quick Roasting Tin Simple One Dish Dinners