We keep a varied stock of fine and attractive books suitable as gifts, or for presentations and other special occasions. Please feel free to browse these at your leisure to find the perfect choice. We have selected a number of authors whom we find to be especially popular where gifts are concerned.


Favourite Authors:

A. A Milne

David Attenborough

Eoin Colfer

Gerald Durrell

Lawrence Durrell

Kenneth Graham

Graham Greene

Thomas Hardy

James Herriot

Jerome J Jerome

C. S. Lewis

Rosemary Sutcliff

Terry Pratchett

J. K. Rowling

Beatrix Potter

Clive King

Susan Cooper

Daphne Du Maurier

Miss Read 

Arthur Ransome

Charles van Sandwyk

Virginia Woolf

P. G. Wodehouse


Illustrated Books: From the 1930’s onwards, book illustration has evolved beyond all recognition. Browse here for some of the greatest illustrators of the last two centuries. From Sydney Paggett to Paul Cox, from Beatrix Potter to John Goodall, from the Brocks to Charles Tunnicliffe, from Gwen Raverat to Pauline Baynes – you’ll find most of them here.


Folio SocietyA wide range of some of the most accomplished and prestigious modern editions available.


Christenings and early birthdays:

What about a well-known children’s classic – maybe Winnie-the-Pooh, Beatrix Potter or beautifully illustrated nursery rhymes?

For younger birthdays, try Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Swallows and Amazons or Narnia.

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Winnie the Pooh

Beatrix Potter

Nursery Rhymes

Harry Potter

Artemis Fowl


Swallows and Amazons

The Stig of the Dump



Historical Fiction: Historical novels have become an increasingly important genre of modern fiction. Here are some of the most accomplished writers in this field:

Bernard Cornwell

Philippa Gregory

J. G. Farrell

George Macdonald Fraser

Conn Iggulden

Patrick O’Brian

Jean Plaidy

Mary Renault

Manda Scott

Rosemary Sutcliff

C. S. Forester



Susan Cooper

Terry Pratchett

J. K. Rowling

J. R. R. Tolkien 


For presentations, retirement gifts and other special occasions we offer a wide range of classic titles and fine bindings. For your convenience these are browsable individually to make choosing easier.

If you do not see what you’re looking for, please call or email for an even broader range from which to choose.