Books are always an excellent Christmas gift, whether you’re buying for an imaginative child or a bookworm uncle.
My Brilliant Friend (RRP £11.99 , published by Europa Editions)
For the novel of the year, we choose My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and its three sequels which make up the Neapolitan quartet. Ferrante-fever has been sweeping the country and our customers are hooked. Mystery surrounds the author – it is said that only her publisher knows her true identity. The books follow the friendship of two girls growing up in a poor neighbourhood of Naples. Addictive reading.