Up our mag­i­cal time of year

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FESTIVE BOOKS -

(Harper Collins €10.49) and er PG Bell. And best-sell­ing au­thor Matt Haig brings us the sim­ple, thought­ful

(Canon­gate €11.99), a wise, warm book.

(€8, at Dunnes Stores na­tion­wide) by 11 year old Keeva De­laney is a charm­ing and witty tale and all pro­ceeds go to the char­ity Cliona’s Foun­da­tion which sup­ports fam­i­lies with a life lim­it­ing ill­ness. Gift books abound this year.

(Scholas­tic €14.99) by Dara O’bri­ain will ap­peal to all gen­er­a­tions, whilst

(O’brien €12.74) by Sarah Webb is a won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tory book about ex­tra­or­di­nary Ir­ish women who took the world by storm.

Packed with fun, fas­ci­nat­ing facts, this book cel­e­brates women from ev­ery walk of life down through the ages and picked up a prize at the re­cent An Post Ir­ish Book Awards.

(Lit­tle Is­land €18.99) by Aga Grandow­icz and Rob Maguire is a real treat for an­i­mal lovers. An amaz­ing large for­mat book with rivet­ing in­for­ma­tion and first-class illustrations.

The Na­tional Trust’s

(Nosy Crow €24.99) by Frann Pre­ston-gan­non is an in­spired po­etry an­thol­ogy, with na­ture poems for ev­ery day of the year.

(Gill & Macmil­lan €19.99) by me­te­o­rol­o­gist Joanna Don­nelly is chock-a-block with fun facts and ex­per­i­ments that ev­ery child will love, and you could frame ev­ery page of the stun­ning

(Tem­plar €23.99) by Ra­man Prinja and hang them on your walls.

Iso­bel Conachy (8) en­joy­ing her Christmas Book

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