2014 has been a brilliant year for film and TV – and what could make a more perfect Christmas gift that ties in with someone you know’s favourite programme or movie of the year? The Book People has all the best film and TV books of the year – and they’re all available with huge savings off the price you’d be paying in the high street shops.
Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, David Fincher’s Gone Girl was a brilliant adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s much talked-about novel and we have the hardback edition of the book (complete with a jacket from the film) available. Already a bestseller, the film not only attracted many more fans to this most twisting and twisted of thrillers but is also attracting some awards buzz.
Following in the footsteps of Katniss Everdeen and The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner has been one of the highest-grossing young adult fiction novels of the year. Telling the story of Thomas, a young teenager who wakes up in a strange place with no memory other than his first name, we have the trilogy available so that fans of the film who were blown away by the film’s cliffhanger ending will be able to read on!
Every film fan is eagerly awaiting December 2015 when The Force Awakens in the seventh Star Wars film. Starring the original cast, it’s bound to bring the story of ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away’ to an entire new generation of Jedis. We have so many great Star Wars books to help children (and grown-ups) learn all about the history of the likes of Luke Skywalker, Yoda and R2-D2 – from sticker books to enyclopedias and annuals.
Frozen is still one of the biggest films around and many families will be settling down for a Christmas Day sing-along of ‘Let It Go’ come 25 December. We have so many great books featuring the likes of Elsa, Anna and Olaf the Snowman – sure to warm the hearts of any Frozen fan over Christmas! Disney now also owns Marvel and with the second Avengers film released in cinemas in 2015, the comic book superheroes are showing no signs of slowing down in popularity – our huge encyclopedia has all the information any Marvel fan will need to learn about this huge universe!
This Christmas Day after the turkey’s been devoured and the family are playing all sorts of games, why not bring the Pointless Quiz Book out and see if you can beat Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman? And then when it’s time for the traditional Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Day special, you can enjoy the 2015 Strictly annual – packed full of all the glitz, glamour and gossip from the hit show. Another festive tradition is the Christmas Day Doctor Who special (with Peter Capaldi making his first appearance in a festive edition this year) and we have many books about the Doctor and his friends including Clara Oswald and foes including Daleks and the Cybermen.
Many Doctor Who fans also love Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in BBC’s Sherlock series and with the show not back until its Christmas special in 2015, the Sherlock Chronicles will help ease the pain of missing Baker Street’s most famous detective. Another extremely clever man is Professor. Brian Cox and in his Human Universe documentary, he tried to examine who we as the human race are, where we came from and why we do what we do. The hardback edition of Human Universe is simply beautiful – one of the best books for Christmas 2014.