Books For Christmas: Alternative Titles For The Holiday

12/14/2010 12:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Benedicte Page

Forget the celebrity memoirs, selling in their dispiriting droves to the imaginatively challenged in search of a Christmas present-by-numbers. Elsewhere, particularly in independent bookshops, a range of much more interesting books are turning into seasonal hits this week, as shoppers put away their snowboots and head into the bookshops before the next Arctic blast.