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Mother’s Day Ideas for Bookworm Mums

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (6 March, remember!), we at Book People thought now would be around the right time to present you with some of our editor’s ideas for Mother’s Day gifts from our range of hand-picked favourites. Whether your mum’s a foodie, fiction lover, a crafter or pamperer, we have selected the best Mother’s Day presents to treat Mum with this Mother’s Day – treats that are all sure to surprise her and put a well-deserved smile on her face!Mother's Day Ideas

Baking & Cooking with Mum
Deliciously Ella: Every Day
Deliciously Ella: Every DayPacked with more than 100 of Ella’s plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes, this book has a host of healthy, tasty ideas for quick weekday dinners, slow-cooked comfort food, colourful salads and meals for when Mum is on the go. There are also ideas for breakfasts, smoothies, sweet treats and soothing drinks. A perfect gift for mums who like to watch what they eat or take pride in knowing that the delicious food they’re eating is nutritious too, this book will make a great gift for Mum whether she has a busy lifestyle or has the time to treat herself to the finer things.


Beauty & Well-being for Mum
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible
The Anti-Ageing Beauty BibleWe all like to look after ourselves, and that goes for all mums out there too. In this fully updated edition of The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey will tell Mum everything she needs to know about feeling great and looking gorgeous. They offer guidance and tips on everything from skin and hair to hands, feet and nails, as well as advice on getting a good night’s sleep and the best exercise methods – Mum deserves a good pamper as well, after all!


Crafting with Mum
Ruby and Custard’s Crochet
Ruby and Custard's CrochetWith over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem Mum will have is choosing where to start her crochet journey. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects she will find ideas for are beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more. And once she’s mastered the basic pattern, she’ll be able to customise the designs herself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything she needs to know to master crochet.


Fabulous Fiction for Mum
Poldark Set – 2 Books
Poldark Books Set - 2 BooksWith the BBC dramatisation of Winston Graham’s Poldark fresh in viewers’ minds, we are delighted to have the TV tie-in set of the beloved books – they are period writing of the highest calibre. Tired from a long-fought war in America, Ross Poldark returns home – but his joyful homecoming turns sour: his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged. His sympathies for the locals lead to him saving an impoverished miner’s daughter from a fairground brawl, changing his life forever…


Gifts for Mum
Mary Berry Egg Cups & Spoons Gift Set
Mary Berry Egg Cups & Spoons Gift Set Part of the Mary Berry collection – which also includes a set of two mugs,  set of three cotton tea towelsapron, ceramic jug and set of four cake plates – this gorgeous egg cups and spoons gift set will make a perfect present for mums who are fans of Bake Off and will look great when serving her breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.  Made from ceramic and stainless steel material, it’s another fine addition to the kitchen from the undisputed Queen of Baking.


Handy Hints for Mum
What Every Parent Needs to Know
What Every Parent Needs to KnowWritten by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age. Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they’ll be taught and why, providing Mum and Dad information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.


Help Mum Relax
Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together
Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything TogetherThe perfect gift to let your mum know that you love her, Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together is full of poignant and inspirational quotes about mothers. Beautifully illustrated, the book shows how the relationship between children and mothers is strong and special all over the world and across different cultures. From Jewish, Persian and Irish proverbs through to quotes from Louisa May Alcott, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon, this is a heart-warming anthology sure to bring a smile to her face.


Read with Mum
Snuggle Time Picture Book Collection – 10 Books
Snuggle Time Picture Book Collection - 10 Books This is one of the most heart-warming collections of bedtime books that Mum will ever have the pleasure to share with her children or the grandchildren. With ten picture books to enjoy time and time again, these are perfect for snuggling up with before bedtime. Accompanying the classic Guess How Much I Love You is the story of a dog whose bed is so comfy that a host of furry friends want to join him; and the charming tale of a penguin who’s so cuddly that no one will leave him alone, even when he needs his space.


Mother's Day Ideas

Top ten: historical fiction

To celebrate the publication of the queen of historical fiction and Cousins’ War author Philippa Gregory’s latest bestseller, The Taming of the Queen, we thought what better time to look at the other great stories about our past that you can buy from the Book People. From navy warfare to royal disputes and poignant wartime novels, these are all books that capture the spirit of a bygone era and take you right into our history.

Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen is available from the Book People for just £4.99, giving you a massive saving of £15 off the RRP.


Winston Graham – Poldark Two-book Set

Winston Graham’s period classics found a whole new audience with its hit BBC adaptation earlier this year; and now you can read about Ross Poldark’s first two adventures for one great price.


Simon Scarrow – Hearts of Stone


Famed for his Roman-era Gladiator series, Simon Scarrow turns his attention to the Greek Resistance during World War II – and the results are spectacular!


Georgette Heyer Collection

Full of quarelling families and issues of class, Georgette Heyer is a brilliant author if you want to travel back to Regency Endland.


Iain Gale Collection 

Set in the era of Louis XIV and sure to appeal to readers who love Sharpe, this collection contains the first three books in a series that focuses on Queen Anne’s army.


Sheila Hancock – Miss Carter’s War 

Actress Sheila Hancock shows she’s equally adept at writing compelling fiction with this tale of a woman who fought social injustice in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Jean Plaidy Collection

 The Tudor times must rank as one of the most fascinating historical eras and who better than Jean Plaidy to capture the spirit of the time?


J. D. Davies’ Quinton Collection

Full of swashbuckling excitement, this series is set in the 17th century while England recovers from Cromwell’s reign – and it’s written by a real historian to give extra credibility to the excitement.


David Donachie Collection

From revolutionary Paris to the Mediterranean and North Africa, David Donachie’s action-packed seafaring adventures are full of historical drama.


Jacqueline Winspear – The Care and Management of Lies

Set during the beginning of the First World War, this evocative novel from Maisie Dobbs author Jacqueline Winspear will take you on a journey from the trenches of England through to the fields of England.


Len Deighton Collection


Spies, secrets and betrayal… It’s all here in this six-book collection from ‘master of fictional espionage’ Len Deighton.

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