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Gift Inspiration from Golden Hare Books

Golden Hare Books Festive Giving

Golden Hare Books Festive Giving

Reading inspiration from Golden Hare Books

The wonderful folk from charming Edinburgh based independent bookshop, Golden Hare Books, have shared a selection of five Virago Books they recommend as gifts for the avid readers in your life.


We’ve selected a handful of books that don’t scream Christmas, but make excellent gifts nonetheless. We hope that everyone can find at  least a moment of calm and quiet over the busy festive period, to curl up with a good book and escape our current reality, with the help of our top picks from Virago.


84 Charing Cross Road84 Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff

The perfect gift for lovers of books and bookshops, at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas. This is the kind of heart-warming tale that would be unbelievable if presented as fiction, but is just the most poignant and touching true story.


Don't Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Don’t Look Now, Daphne Du Maurier

There’s a reason Daphne Du Maurier’s work has inspired so many adaptations: drama, evocative scene-setting, and the element of shock are her forte. This beautiful hardback collection of stories is a lovely stocking-filler.


Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn, Nora Ephron

What could be a tale of angst and despair becomes a lighthearted yet thought-provoking romp in the hands of master storyteller Nora Ephron. With Heartburn you’re not only giving the gift of a great story, but also a small collection of excellent recipes, which Ephron sprinkles throughout her book.


Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery

Emily of New Moon, LM Montgomery

Lesser known than Anne of Green Gables, but equally deserving of our attention, Emily of New Moon is the first in a series which follows the fortunes of Emily Starr. This is one of those rare children’s books, which is just as great a gift for the right kind of adult reader.


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

A gorgeous edition of this classic of American literature. Anyone who loves a good story would be delighted to receive this as a Christmas gift. One to savour while enjoying some downtime over the festive season.


Golden Hare Books is situated in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge, the shop houses a wonderful and ever-changing collection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, from cookery to travel, kid’s picture books to science fiction. If you find yourself in Edinburgh make sure you stop-by! Find out more about Golden Hare Books: https://goldenharebooks.com/