The Best Mother's Day Books

If your mum has been looking out for you all your life then Mother's Day is your chance to let her know how much you appreciate her. But, that doesn't mean thinking of Mother's Day gift ideas is easy. Don't worry though, we're here to help you out. If your mum is a book fan then you can treat her to one of our exciting new fiction titles, alternatively, if she is interested in crafts, cooking or history, we have some great non-fiction recommendations in our list of the best Mother's Day books...

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1. An Unsuitable Match

Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope's latest novel is a moving and cheery family drama about finding love again. Rose and Tyler have both been married before but when they meet they realise it's never too late to find the right person. Everything seems to be falling into place until they have to tell their grown-up children about their relationship. Lacking support from their kids and trying desperately to hold their families together, can love really conquer all? This is a great read that will make your mum want to hug all her family members tight.

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2. Classic

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is back with 120 new recipes that any foodie won't be able to resist trying out in their own kitchen. Every recipe is simple and easy-to-follow with mouth-watering results. From tasty meal ideas such as French Onion Soup to popular desserts like Lemon Meringue Pie, all her recipes are, simply, "Classic".

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3. Prosecco Made Me Do It

Amy Zavatto

Treat your mum to this gorgeous giftbook so she can make any hour cocktail hour. Filled with 60 tasty Prosecco cocktail recipes, including a fruity Mimosa, summery Kiwi Cooler and Fizzy Watermelon Margarita, and each paired with a fun illustration, this book is a must for any mum who loves spending time at her home bar.

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4. Yorkshire

Richard Morris

Whether she's a Yorkshire lady herself or just enjoys spending time out on the moors and beaches of the north, she'll love taking a look through this beautiful book. Featuring stunning photography, local stories, gorgeous poetry and historical and geographic marvels, if your mum loves Yorkshire as much as Richard Morris does then she needs this book on her shelf.

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5. Davina's Kitchen Favourites

Davina McCall

Davina McCall is known for her healthy lifestyle and her new cookbook can help any foodie get as fit as she is with loads of tasty and healthy recipes your mum can try at home. All the recipes are sugar-free and feature ingredients that are cheap and easy to find. Featuring dishes the whole family will love, among the tastiest of Davina's recipes are the Oat Pancakes with Apple Compote, American-Style Squash Chilli and Spiced Banana Bread. Treat your foodie mum to this tasty little book this Mother's Day.

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6. The Century Girls

Tessa Dunlop

If your mum loves history or has perhaps lived through many of the biggest moments from the last century herself then she may be interested in reading this truly fascinating book. The Century Girls brings together the life stories of 6 centenarians from across the United Kingdom. The women - Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - were alive when women were given the vote for the first time and have continued to observe first-hand some of the most significant historical events over the last 100 years. Each of the women's stories is told in their own words and each forms an eye-opening account of how life has changed for women in the UK.

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7. Diane Chamberlain Collection - 3 Books

Diane Chamberlain

This collection features 3 stand-alone novels all about love, family and various other hugely important themes. Pretending to Dance sees Molly attempt to keep a secret from her past hidden as her and her husband try to adopt a baby. Secret Lives tells the moving story of an actress called Eden trying to reconnect with her mother who died when Eden just a child. And, finally, Fire and Rain focuses on 3 different characters whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined after a stranger comes into town claiming he can make the rain fall. If your mum is a fan of women's fiction then you can really spoil her with not one but three engrossing novels.

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8. The Complete Guide to Essential Oils

Gill Farrer-Halls

If your mum is into her beauty or natural remedies then you can help her discover the benefits of essential oils with this brilliant book on the subject. Find out how oils are used in aromatherapy and what effect certain oils can have when used in beauty treatments. Filled with advice and ideas for making the most of oils from roots, flowers, herbs, trees, spices and more, this book may just the perfect present for your mum.

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9. Death of an Honest Man

M.C. Beaton

The newest Hamish Macbeth book is a great gift for anyone that loves a good murder mystery. In this book, Hamish as to find the culprit of the murder of Paul English, a man whose honesty and bluntness has driven the locals mad for some time. But, with so many possible suspects, where will Hamish start? Let your mum curl up with a cosy crime mystery this spring with M.C. Beaton's latest offering.

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10. Book Art

Clare Youngs

If your mum is as crafty as they come then she might just enjoy this book demonstrating how to make an unusual type of craft. Book Art shows you how you can reuse old, unwanted books and transform them into something beautiful. Amongst Clare Youngs' fun and varied craft designs are Paper Dolls, Birdcage Cards and even Three Little Mice made of old book pages. So, if your mum is a fan of crafts or books or both then this fantastic craft book can help your mum decorate her home and put her old books to good use.

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Now you have plenty of ideas for books that you can spoil your mum with this Mother's Day. But, if you still need Mother's Day gift inspiration then take a look through our website to find the perfect book or gift for your mum. With over 200,000 options, we're bound to have something to please her in our range.

  • BKAR
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    Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.

    Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.

    The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
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    Discover the world's most beneficial health and beauty oils with Gill Farrer-Halls' The Complete Guide to Essential Oils. It explains how they are used in aromatherapy and other well-being and beauty treatments.

    It explains how to buy and store oils and reveals everything from scents to therapeutic properties. There is also a recipe that will help you fulfil the potential of the oil.

    It covers floral oils, citrus oils, herbal oils, tree and wood oils, grasses, seeds and shrub oils, spice oils, resin and root oils and exotic oils.
  • DOHM
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    Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is back and he's investigating the death of a man who was brutally honest with every person he came across in Lochdubh. Having upset so many people, there is a long list of suspects but will Hamish be able to track down the real killer?

    Full of the charm, twists and wit Book People customers have come to expect from the inimitable M.C. Beaton, this is a fine addition to the series. Paul English was the honest man who told the minister Mr. Wellington that his sermons were boring, Mrs Wellington that she was too fat and even accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair...

    After Paul is found dead, Hamish has a difficult job. And he has to do it without the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force following an 'incident'...
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    No one knows good food better than Mary Berry and in her latest cookbook she reveals 120 brand new recipes that are sure to delight all your family, friends and guests.

    She offers advice that will help you feel more confident in the kitchen and even her most complex recipes will be manageable for even the most novice cook.

    She'll show you how to master the art of traditional French onion soup, roast the perfect loin of pork with apple sauce and (of course!) make incredibly tasty teatime treats including treacle tart and lemon meringue pie.
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    Six women who have lived the last hundred years of British history reveal how their lives have changed since the suffragettes won the right for women (over 30 and who met certain property qualifications) to vote in 1918.

    Hailing from locations spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - The Century Girls - explain what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. They look back at times as housewives and working and describe the surroundings they grew up in.

    This is a personal account of how women gradually began to build independent lives for themselves in post-Great War Britain and what their day-to-day lives were like and how they changed throughout the following decades.
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    Feed the whole family with Davina McCall's favourite sugar-free recipes.

    This book is packed with tasty refined sugar-free recipes that can be made fast and with no fuss. Wonderfully healthy, these recipes also contain no tricky-to-find ingredients and are ideal for any busy parent.

    There are quick suppers, indulgent specials, guilt-free lunchbox fillers and brilliant birthday cakes and they're all packed with smart carbs that will make the whole family stay healthy, look great and feel fuller for longer.
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    Joanna Trollope's An Unsuitable Match is a wonderfully optimistic novel that expertly tackles a range of important subjects including love, family and second chances.

    Rose Woodrowe and Tyler Masson are head-over-heels in love, but after previous marriages their five grown-up children are not entirely happy about this... Her daughter Rose still remembers the pain of her parents divorce, while the twins Emmy and Nat don't trust Tyler. Tyler's children are equally unsure: Seth is too busy running his bakery in San Francisco to get to know Rose and Mallory is wrestling with some childhood issues.

    Rose and Tyler have to make a decision. Who should they listen to and who should they try to please and will they ever be truly happy if they spend all their time trying to please others?
  • Yorkshire - Hardback - 9780297609438 - Richard Morris
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    By weaving historic tales, poetry, family stories, travelogue and ecology, this book will delight anyone who loves the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

    From the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying Arctic waters of whales to the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens, this moving book covers everything that has shaped the county and made it so iconic and unique.

    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and featuring inspiring photographs, it also looks at discoveries, inventions, encounters and many other key moments from Yorkshire's history that helped make it take shape.
  • Diane Chamberlain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509897278 - Diane Chamberlain
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    Three stand-alone novels from Diane Chamberlain, a talented author whose work interweaves various important themes. They will appeal to readers who enjoy the likes of Jodi Picoult, Dorothy Koomson and Adele Parks.

    Pretending to Dance focuses on Molly Arnette, a woman who is very good at keeping secrets. She's trying to adopt a baby with her husband but is very worried that her past may come back to haunt her and ruin both her chances of adoption and marriage. While growing up in North Carolina, Molly ran away from home following a horrific event that left her unable to trust anyone...

    Fire and Rain takes place in Valle Rosa, a small town in Southern California that is under destruction from deadly wildfires. When a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio strolls into town claiming he'll be able to make it rain, he turns more than a few heads. Struggling journalist Carmen Perez thinks he might be the catalyst to revitalising her career, former Major League baseball pitcher Chris Garrett has the chance to come to terms with his career's demise and sculptress Mia Tanner unearths old wounds and new loves. All three of their lives soon become entwined and they all have to face up to the ghosts of their past.

    Secret Lives follows the disillusioned actress Eden Riley as she returns to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. She is full of questions about her mother, who died when she was very young and on her quest for answers, she forms a bond with Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. However, Ben has a number of demons and carries a secret that might threaten the new couple's happiness.

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  • SECO
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    Embrace the potential of Prosecco with this amazing book. It's packed full of 60 seriously sparkling cocktail recipes that are light, fizzy and fun.

    From choosing the right bottle to making standby syrups and perfect purees, this book will show you how to deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. It shows how you can pair Prosecco with anything from juices to aperitifs to make a two-ingredient tipple packed with flavour.

    From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa to more experimental combinations, the recipes are accompanied by bright and beautiful artwork and are oh-so-easy to make. Which one will you start with?