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Pushkin’s Present Picker

Posted 29th Nov 2019

With lights going up and the sound of jingle bells growing ever closer, it’s time to start picking presents for your loved ones. Our gift this Christmas is to do the hard part for you, so read on to find our seasonal selections for all the family.


Book a place at Edward’s table in Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent, our must-read this Christmas. A totally charming experience for anyone with a heart to be warmed. Find out more…


Selected as a Sunday Times Book of the Year, Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada is a thrilling read for any crime fan. One to get settled in with after your big Christmas lunch and demolish in a single sitting. Find out more…

For a bit of a thrill, how about these classics from legendary female crime writer, Margaret Millar? Plus we’ve made this an easy win – you can get all three in a discounted bundle! Find out more…

Or for those trickier friends and relatives, a sure hitter is The Paris Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe. Our beautiful gold-gilded edition makes for a stunning gift, plus the stories are pretty riveting too! Find out more…


For the history enthusiasts, try our wartime epic from a morally torn narrator, Will by Jeroen Olyslaegers. As The Times’ Historical Fiction Book of the Year, it’s the perfect holiday read for anyone with a penchant for the past. Find out more…

For the nature lovers, succumb to the vast beauty of the Arctic in A Woman in the Polar Night, the eye-opening and endearing read about Christiane Ritter‘s time in the sublime northern landscape. Find out more…


If something cosy is what you’re after, Young Rembrandt from award-winning biographer Onno Blom makes for a leisurely fireside read, full of rich colour illustrations. Find out more…


Or if you’re after something more literary, why not get our Essential Stories bundle, featuring collections from Kafka, Tolstoy, Gogol and Chekhov. Find out more…


So that’s the grown ups looked after… click here to discover our recommendations for the little(r) ones!