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The Book People’s picks of 2013

Talking about books is what we do best and as the end of the year draws closer we thought now would be the perfect time to share with you some of our highlights from 2013.

We’ve picked the books that have been stand-out reads for us here at the Book People HQ over the past 12 months alongside bestsellers that you, our lovely customers, have bought on mass too – so much so that we couldn’t keep them on the shelves of our warehouse long enough to ensure everyone could take home a copy.

Our very own in-house Spielberg has directed this short video with the Book People team to share with you what pages we’ve loved turning this year. Enjoy!

Still need convincing? Here’s why we loved them so much…

Recipe for Life by Mary Berry
“Is there anyone anywhere who doesn’t love Mary Berry? Totally readable and what an insight into an incredible woman… Inspiring from start to finish, and great for passing on to my mum and sisters after!”

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
“Gripping, tense and with an incredible twist – what more could you want from a thriller? If you love this as much as me, read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn too (but not alone… or in the dark…!)”

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
“I loved the BBC series so decided to read the book after a friend highly recommended it – it’s even better! Amazing detail, believable characters and really pacy. “

A Short Book About Drawing by Andrew Marr
“This may seem like a bizarre book but it’s incredibly interesting and really entertaining, I pinched a copy floating round the office and couldn’t put it down.”

Demon Dentist by David Walliams
“David Walliams has done it again – another laugh-out-loud story with some real heart.”

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
“With a more humorous style than any of O’Farrell’s previous work, this Costa Novel Award-shortlisted book is full of memorable moments.”

Proper Pub Food by Tom Kerridge
“The dishes in this cookbook were not only delicious, but also ever-so-simple to prepare – perfect for the likes of myself!”

Brilliant biographies from the Book People

Autobiographies have been in the press lately with some massive new titles breaking records and entertaining readers all over the world. The Book People is your one-stop-shop for all the biographies you’ll need over the festive season. The hardback finish makes them the ideal format to give as a gift while each book will reveal little-known facts about some of our favourite celebrities, actors and sports personalities as they tell their personal stories. With prices of up to 87% off the RRP, head over to our main site now to fill up with books that will make the big day even more special.

If you know a sports fan, the choice of enlightening biographies on offer at the Book People is remarkable. One of the most famous people on the planet, let alone sportsmen, David Beckham tells his story and reveals all about his highs and lows with Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and England. He also discusses what his short stints at other top European clubs were like. With plenty of illustrations throughout, this is a memento of a footballing career played at the top level and a man who became one of the world’s favourite icons, and is available for just £8.99 (RRP £25). Another sportsman with a charismatic personality is Jamaican sprinter and Olympic Gold winner Usain Bolt. In Catch Me If You Can (£6.99, RRP £20), he tells how he went from a humble childhood in Jamaica to becoming the fastest man in the world, while still retaining his winning mentality alongside an infectious, laid-back attitude to life.

Those who love their celebrity memoirs are also spoilt for choice. A real national treasure and familiar to millions as Inspector Frost, Danger Mouse and Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, David Jason tells his life story in a heart-warming read available for £6.99 (RRP £20). A lovely jubbly book for any Only Fools and Horses fan, this is a rare glimpse into the life of a much-loved actor. John Bishop was a latecomer to fame and How Did This All Happen? finds the popular comedian recalling how he made the decision to pursue a full-time career in comedy as he approached his 40th birthday. Now a primetime regular who has raised millions for Sport Relief and fills out venues all around the country with his stand-up show, this is a refreshingly candid look back at how his life changed in such an unexpected fashion (£6.99, RRP £20). Mary Berry is also one of the nation’s sweethearts, and Recipe for Life (£6.99, RRP £20) sees her take a look back at her eventful life, while also sharing some of her favourite recipes of all time. A wonderful gift for any fan of the Great British Bake Off, this sheds light on a popular and extraordinary lady.

For those who prefer a more out-of-this-world read, how about trying the autobiography of the ‘Singing Spaceman’ Chris Hadfield? A worldwide star after the success of the YouTube video featuring his take on David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, performed on board the International Space Station, Chris has quite an extraordinary tale to tell. The book (£4.99. RRP £18.99) reveals how to think like an astronaut and will help change the way you think about life on Earth. Among the many startling stories he covers is the time he disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane!

David Beckham autobiography
John Bishop autobiography
Chris Hadfield autobiography

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