We’re back for the second year with a great personalised gift offer which we hope will take the headache out of Christmas shopping as well as delighting your friends and family.
Order a book by any of our authors below and they’ll inscribe and sign it with the message of your choice. They’ll post it either to you or the person you’re buying it for.
You won’t find a service like this on the high street or through Amazon, and we’re offering it at no extra charge.
What’s more, if you order more than one book by the same author, UK p&p is free*
Here are the authors taking part:
- JOSH BERRY, comedian. His spoof diary Staggering Hubris, written in the persona of ghastly Downing Street special adviser Rafe Hubris, was the number one bestseller on Amazon’s UK Politics chart even before publication.
- ADRIAN BLEESE, aviator. Above the Law, his immensely readable account of his twelve years flying on police helicopters, was one of our biggest sellers this year.
- TESS BURROWS, peace activist. Also a climbing instructor, healer, motivational speaker, she is the author of three adventuring books – Cry from the Highest Mountain, Cold Hands Warm Heart and Touch the Sky – and two children’s stories, Soft Courage and Don’t Blame the Yeti.
- JONATHAN CRANE, novelist. His debut We Need to Talk is a collection of interconnected short stories, as intricatedly crafted as an Alan Ayckbourn play, set in a small English town on the eve of the pandemic.
- MADELINE DEWHURST, novelist. Her debut Charity is a dazzling page-turner bouncing between contemporary London and colonial Kenya at the time of the Mau Mau rebellion.
- SIMON EDGE, comic novelist. His hard-hitting satire The End of the World is Flat has been a huge word-of-mouth hit this year. It follows his earlier comedies Anyone for Edmund?, A Right Royal Face-Off, The Hurtle of Hell and his tragic-comic debut The Hopkins Conundrum.
- TIM EWINS, novelist. His whimsical debut novel We Are Animals, a comic Homeric odyssey with shades of Jonas Jonasson’s Hundred-Year-Old Man, charms everyone who reads it.
- RICHARD FENNING, business leader. His acclaimed memoir What on Earth Can Go Wrong, about his career as CEO of the global consultancy Control Risks, is written with wit, insight and humanity.
- MOLLY GARTLAND, historical novelist. Her debut The Girl from the Hermitage, following one woman’s fortunes as the Soviet Union morphs into the new Russia, was listed for four prizes.
- K.A. HAYTON, YA novelist. Her time-travel story The Other Side of the Whale Road brings the story of St Edmund and his battle against Viking invaders thrillingly to life for young teenagers.
- ANTONY JOHNSTON, thriller writer. His page-turning dramas of modern spycraft – The Exphoria Code and The Tempus Project – have already been optioned for the screen.
- JAMES KENNEDY, rock musician. His highly praised memoir Noise Damage is a likeable tale of hope and disappointment in the rock ’n’ roll business.
- WASEEM MAHMOOD, peace activist. Waseem was awarded the OBE for his work setting up a radio station in Kabul after the fall of the Taliban. After this year’s events, his account of that experience, Good Morning Afghanistan, is hugely poignant.
- NICOLA MAY, romantic novelist. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in 2019, making Nicola a superstar and leading to three sequels: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay, The Gift of Cockleberry Bay and Christmas in Cockleberry Bay.
- JULES MOUNTAIN, adventurer. He was on the slopes of Mount Everest when Nepal suffered its worst earthquake in living memory. Aftershock is his story.
- NICOLA NAYLOR, adventurer. When Nicola lost her sight, she refused to jettison her ambition to travel solo in India. Jasmine & Arnica is the inspiring account of her unique journey.
- JOHN PAKENHAM, explorer. He trekked for more than 1,000 miles in the fierce terrain of northern Kenya in the 1980s, in the company of the region’s super-tough tribal inhabitants. In Walks on the Wild Side, he tells his story for the first time.
- SUE RICHES, adventurer. With her daughter Victoria, she was a member of the first all-women team to reach the South Pole. Read their remarkable account in Frigid Women.
- ABI SILVER, courtroom novelist. A practising lawyer, she had an award-listed hit with her debut The Pinocchio Brief and has gone on to write four more page-turning, courtroom-based cases for her legal duo Burton & Lamb: The Aladdin Trial, The Cinderella Plan, The Rapunzel Act and The Midas Game.
All those books are displayed below.
To order, following the buying links and enter the code SIGNEDSANTA at the checkout. If you want a particular dedication/inscription, send us an email at email@example.com, quoting the order number and specifying your wording.
The closing date for orders is midnight on Wednesday 15 December 2021 – but obviously the sooner you get yours in, the less chance there is of delay.
NB We can dispatch to non-UK addresses but cannot guarantee that orders will arrive before Christmas.
*All books must be sent in the same parcel to qualify for free postage.