Gift idea for anyone who is interested in space.

Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station, a new book by Tim Peake.

Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station
This book has popped up in the Amazon top 10 and it’s not even released until early November.  If you know someone who is interested in space and the International Space Station they will love this as a Christmas present.

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Price: £20.00

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Ladybird books for grown ups, a bestseller this Christmas.


Publisher Michael Joseph has put together a collection of Ladybird books for grown ups. These are proving to be a great hit this Christmas as humerous stocking fillers.

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This one is just £5.24 on Amazon. If you haven’t already seen them then pop over to Amazon to view the whole range and have a laugh when they look at adult life in the style of the classic Ladybird books from school.

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Book ideas for Christmas

This is a great book for anyone who likes real-life stories of achievement to learn from and motivate. It’s the story of how Commander Chris Hadfield the Canadian astronauts trained and lived to go into space on the International Space Station (ISS).   The work Chris did while in space to communicate with school children, record the Major Tom and the Christmas Carol from space has done much to break down barriers and make space exploration understandable by more people.

Cover picture for An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield

Have a read of the excellent reviews on Amazon and see what you think, but if I hadn’t discovered this book it’s certainly something I’d love to have received for Christmas.

Ben Hunt-Davis won Olympic Gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as part of the Men’s Rowing Eight against the odds.  For year after year the team lost races until they discovered a winning formula of absolute focus on their primary objectives… in this case winning this one race at all cost.  I think lots of people will find this a motivational book and a fascinating read.

Will it make the boat go faster?

Again have a look at the reviews of Ben’s book on Amazon and see if you agree with my recommendation.

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The Beano 2016 Annual makes a great Christmas present for young and old alike.

Christmas stocking filler idea: The Beano Annual

At under a fiver the Beano Annual makes a good stocking filler for children and grown up children alike.  Beans 2016 Annual Christmas Gift Idea

I know I always looked forward to receiving annuals at Christmas and collected them for years. For youngsters it’s a great way to encourage reading.  For older children it will make a real taking point and take them back to their childhood.

You can find this book on Amazon and at the time of writing the are selling it for just £3.49.

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New Simply Nigella Christmas Special for 2015

Nigella Christmas Special Confirmed

Nigella Lawson has confirmed via Twitter that she will have a Christmas Special on BBC 2 this Christmas:

There will definitely be a #SimplyNigella Christmas Special!

 There will definitely be a #SimplyNigella Christmas Special!


Nigella’s New Book

Nigella’s new book to go with the series is due to be published on October 8th and is sure to be a bestseller this Christmas.

Nigella New Book

You can find the book online at by clicking here.

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