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The Best Books for Film and TV Fans this Christmas

Are you wondering what to buy for the pop culture fans amongst your friends and family this Christmas? The Book People is here to help! We have brilliant books featuring the stars of the screen and companions to all of the most popular TV shows. We’ve highlighted some of our favourites below…

North Korea Journal - Michael Palin 

Earlier this year, intrepid traveller and national treasure Michael Palin invited Channel 5 viewers on a journey into the secretive North Korea. What he found was a country packed with gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious train stations but very little in the way of internet or phone signal… This companion is packed with eye-opening photographs and accounts of Michael’s discussions with both residents and officials.

Behind the Lens – David Suchet

Everyone knows actor David Suchet as the man behind the ‘tasche of Hercule Poirot but did you also know that he’s a keen photographer? This fascinating memoir finds him sharing personal and evocative photographs that capture the finest moments from his 50 years in showbusiness.

Home Work – Julie Andrews

The star of both The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has lived an incredible life and this autobiography finds her sharing personal experiences and reflections on her career. She reveals how it felt to win an Oscar and talks about becoming a mother and her relationship with Blake Edwards.

The Marvel Book 

2019 will always be remembered as the year Marvel Hulk-smashed all of the records at the box office with Avengers: Endgame – the culmination of a series of films that had been over a decade in the making. This hardback book covers all of the characters in their original comic book form, telling your Marvel-obsessed fan all about their friends, foes and powers. It’s a must for any superfan. 

Star Wars: Be More Leia/Be More Lando

It won’t have escaped your attention that there’s a new Star Wars film out this Christmas and what better way to treat your favourite fan of a galaxy far, far away than with a book about finding their rebel voice and fighting the system or getting what they want (while also looking swish). These tongue-in-cheek books are perfect for anyone who will be watching The Rise of Skywalker repeatedly over the festive break.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

You’re bound to know someone who loves nothing more than watching the thoroughly relaxing and really rather sweet Gone Fishing starring comedians Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer. Men of a certain age, both have suffered from heart problems and this book finds them gently talking about their lives, experiences and hopes – while desperately attempting to make the perfect catch.

The Repair Shop

Stephen Fry has been singing the praises of the BBC’s The Repair Shop and now there’s a book for anyone else who has found themselves drawn to this most wholesome of shows. This book finds the experts from the programme offering practical tips and advice for restoring the materials of all of those old and broken items you can’t bear to throw away.

Gotta Get Theroux This – Louis Theroux

This book is going to be top of all of your friends and family’s Christmas list this year because, frankly, who doesn’t love Louis Theroux? It finds the nation’s favourite documentary maker looking back over his colourful career and recalling the incredible encounters he’s had with extraordinary people and controversial celebrities.

Expedition – Steve Backshall

Have you got friends who are armchair travellers, dreaming of exploring far-off places laced with danger? Buy them this book from explorer extraordinaire Steve Backshall. A companion to his popular series, the inspiring read finds Steve attempting to achieve a number of world firsts – from climbing an ice fall in Greenland to navigating the world’s longest cave system in Mexico.

Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion 

There are sure to be some fans of Downton Abbey on your list of people to buy for this Christmas time so why not treat them to the lavish tie-in to the hit film. It contains interviews with the casts and creators, profiles of the locations featured and photographs of all the stunning costumes.

You can find so many more books for the movie buffs and box set bingers, as well as books about celebrities, singers and other elements of pop culture, on our website. Head over to today!

The Best Books for Film and TV Fans This Christmas

  • North Korea Journal by Michael Palin
  • Behind the Lens by David Suchet
  • Home Work by Julie Andrews
  • The Marvel Book
  • Star Wars: Be More Leia
  • Star Wars: Be More Lando
  • Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing by Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse
  • The Repair Shop
  • Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux
  • Expedition by Steve Backshall
  • Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion