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A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

By Kate Whiting


Stocking fillers

:: For fashionistas: The Design Museum and Paula Reed, fashion director for Harvey Nichols, have created this must-have volume, perfect for small coffee tables. Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1960s by the Design Museum and Paula Reed is published in hardback by Conran Octopus, priced £8.96. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For Wiggo nuts: One of the biggest sporting successes of the year and the man with the most famous sideburns in the UK has penned his autobiography. My Time by Bradley Wiggins is published in hardback by Yellow Jersey, priced £8. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For geography keenos: Ever wondered how we came to see the world as we do today? Simon Garfield charts how maps have shaped history. On The Map by Simon Garfield is published in hardback by Profile Books Ltd, priced £12.99. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For history buffs: From 1789 to the present day, Stephen Trombley has gathered 50 of the world's great minds in one volume. Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World by Stephen Trombley is published in hardback by Atlantic Books, priced £12.79. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For satirists: Resident Have I Got News For You cheeky chappie and Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has cast his unique gaze over the events of the year in the now-in-colour Private Eye Annual. Private Eye Annual 2012 by Ian Hislop is published in hardback by Private Eye Productions Ltd, priced £7.99. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For literature lovers: The heart-warming tale of a middle-aged man who makes his home in a forest, where he makes friends with a young elk, is already hugely popular in author Erlend Loe's home country of Norway. Doppler by Erlend Loe is published in hardback by Head Of Zeus, priced £7.19. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For criminal minds: New stories from best-selling crime writers including Karin Slaughter and Lee Child, who also edits this collection. Vengeance by Lee Child is published in hardback by Atlantic Books, priced £13.59. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For tipplers: The best pubs from around the British Isles are all featured in this new guide, perfect for planning country walks when the weather picks up. The Good Pub Guide 2013 by Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley is published in paperback by Ebury Press, priced £8.95. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For crafty ones: Founder of Grannies, Inc. Katie Mowat and the team of ladies who knit to order, have shared their 'purls' of wisdom here. Grannies, Inc Guide To Knitting by Katie Mowat is published in hardback by Ebury Press, priced £12.99. Available now from http://granniesinc.co.uk


:: For would-be writers: Stephen May, author of Life! Death! Prizes! shares his wisdom. Teach Yourself Write A Novel And Get It Published by Stephen May is published in paperback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced £9.89. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For Francophiles: A Radio 4 Book at Bedtime, Salley Vickers's latest novel is set at the beautiful medieval Cathedral of Chartres and tells the tale of mysterious cleaner, Agnes Morel. The Cleaner Of Chartres by Salley Vickers is published in hardback by Viking, priced £10.87. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For seasoned observers: From the race to the poles, to ice hockey, Canadian essayist Adam Gopnik waxes lyrical on all things wintry. Winter: Five Windows On The Season by Adam Gopnik is published in hardback by Quercus, priced £13.29. Available now from www.waterstones.com


Under the tree

:: For foodies: Would-be cooks could learn a thing or two from world-class chef Ferran Adria, writing about the best restaurant in the world. A Day At elBulli by Ferran Adria is published in hardback by Phaidon, priced £27.96. Available now from http://uk.phaidon.com


:: For seamstresses: This stylish book will take you from novice to making your own Fisherman's Top. Merchant & Mills Sewing Book by Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field is published in hardback by Collins & Brown, priced £16. Available now from http://store.anovabooks.com


:: For pet lovers: Dedicated to our four-legged friends, this anthology includes essays, cartoons and poems, from the likes of John Updike, Arthur Miller and Roald Dahl. The Big New Yorker Book Of Dogs is published in hardback by William Heinemann, priced £24. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For motorheads: All the cars he's ever wanted to own are collected here in one slick book. Top Gear: The Cool 500 - The Coolest Cars Ever Made by Matt Master is published in hardback by BBC Books, priced £15. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


:: For vintage fans: From a New Year's Eve knees-up to Christmas festivities, via picnics and tea for two, Angel Adoree's enthusiasm for properly done parties is infectious. The Vintage Tea Party Year by Angel Adoree is published in hardback by Mitchell Beazley, priced £13. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For rock 'n' rollers: Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie in their own words on five decades at the top, plus photos and ephemera from their archives, all in one book. The Rolling Stones: 50 by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood is published in hardback by Thames & Hudson, priced £25. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For little bookworms: Kenneth Grahame's classic tale, The Wind In The Willows, has been newly illustrated by David Roberts in this gift edition. The adventures of Mole, Ratty and Toad have never seemed so fresh. The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame is published in hardback by Oxford University Press, priced £9.09. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For art buffs: With 592 pages and one artist to each page in a handy A-to-Z format, this is the only book on art you'll ever need to own. The Art Book is published in hardback by Phaidon, priced £27.96. Available now from http://uk.phaidon.com


:: For Ralph Steadman-philes: The illustrator also known as a close friend of the late Hunter S Thompson, has used his creative talent to conjure up colourful, faded feathered friends. Extinct Boids by Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy is published in hardback by A & C Black, priced £22.75. Available now from www.waterstones.com


:: For Bond geeks: A once-in-a-lifetime gift, 007 fans will covet this stylish volume fit for an iconic spy, which covers 50 years of the film franchise through images and behind-the-scenes stories. The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan is published in hardback by Taschen, priced £93.15. Available now from www.amazon.co.uk


Best-sellers for the week ending December 8

Paperbacks

1 A Street Cat Named Bob, James Bowen

2 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson

3 The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year, Sue Townsend

4 F In Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders, Richard Benson

5 Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

6 Thinking, Fast And Slow, Daniel Kahneman

7 The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas, Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

8 The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

9 The House Of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel, Anthony Horowitz

10 The Best Of Matt 2012, Matthew Pritchett


Hardbacks

1 Jamie's 15-Minute Meals, Jamie Oliver

2 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Jeff Kinney

3 Guinness World Records 2013

4 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

5 Is It Just Me? Miranda Hart

6 Standing In Another Man's Grave, Ian Rankin

7 Bradley Wiggins: My Time: An Autobiography, Bradley Wiggins

8 Private Eye Annual 2012, Ian Hislop

9 Fifty Sheds Of Grey: A Parody: Erotica For The Not-Too-Modern Male, CT Grey

10 My Animals And Other Family, Clare Balding

 

:: Note to editors: This is a re-send of BOOK Book Reviews, adding the latest book chart from Waterstone's

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