Timeless classics to enjoy at Christmas

It’s cold outside, the lights are twinkling on the trees and Christmas is in the air; what better time to rediscover a classic book, or, even better, help someone discover one for the very first time!

We have a huge range of classics that will entertain and delight families and young readers throughout the festive season. So snuggle up and dive into one of these timeless tales.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Snow Spider TrilogyThe Hundred and One DalmatiansSet against a wintry backdrop, Dodie Smith’s classic story of dog-napping and canine rescue is a perfect Christmas read. Our brand-new bumper Modern Classic edition includes the original The Hundred and One Dalmatians and its sequel, The Starlight Barking.

Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian puppy. So when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies’ parents, Pongo and Missus, lose no time in mounting a daring rescue mission.

Will they be in time to thwart Cruella’s evil scheme, or have they bitten off more than they can chew?


The Wishing-Chair Collection

The Wishing-Chair CollectionBe whisked away this Christmas by Enid Blyton, one of the world’s best storytellers, with this trio of Wishing-Chair adventures in this brand-new illustrated collection.

When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant, finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and even helping Santa Claus deliver presents for Christmas!

The perfect Christmas gift for kids from 5 years olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds – and every age you can think of for an Enid Blyton fan!

The Little Prince

The Little PrinceA pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow.”Please,” asks the stranger, “draw me a sheep. “And the pilot realizes that when life’s events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper…

What better way to spend a Christmas night than in the company of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s little prince? This enduring fable, full of wisdom and enchantment, has captivated readers the world over for over half a century. This beautiful hardback gift edition is bound to do the same in your home for years to come.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of OzWhen a devastating tornado lifts up her house, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto find themselves transported to a strange and beautiful land. Fearing they may never see home again, they set off on a magical journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, probably the only person who can help Dorothy find her way back to Kansas.

Accompanied by a tin woodman, a scarecrow and a cowardly lion, Dorothy finds her way onto the Yellow Brick Road, which she must follow all the way to the Emerald City, but many dangers lie ahead, not least the Wicked Witch of the West.

A timeless classic that’s perfect for reading over Christmas, L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has delighted generations of children for over 100 years.

Walt Disney’s Peter Pan

Walt Disney's Peter PanRediscover the traditional tale of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and Neverland at Christmas in this retelling by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Published to celebrate the Disney artist Mary Blair, this edition comes beautifully illustrated with her original concept art for the 1953 film.

Favourite scenes, like those between Peter Pan and Captain Hook, come vividly to life with Mary’s drawings that influenced the look and feel of the finished animation. You’ll love these exquisite, rarely seen images that helped the film became one of Disney’s most visually unforgettable classics.

This is the ultimate Christmas gift for fans of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan.

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen RabbitIn the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being Real means. And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit’s journey towards becoming real – through the love of a child . . .

Margery Williams’ timeless picture book classic is now available in a beautiful hardback edition. Brought to life by gorgeous and much-loved classic illustrations by William Nicholson, with a new foiled cover design, this is a wonderful Christmas gift to treasure and share.

And if you’re looking for something that little bit more special, head over to our personalised book shop where you’ll be able to the name of a loved one to the cover and pages to make this a true keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.

The Snow Spider

The Snow Spider TrilogyCurl-up under a blanket and get lost in a magical fantasy land with Jenny Nimmo’s modern classic The Snow Spider.

Set against a shimmering backdrop of a magical domed city, Nimmo’s enchanting tale finds nine-year-old Gwyn battling evil with the help of the snow spider, a gift given to him from the wind itself.

This collection brings the first book together with the sequels Emily’s Moonand The Chestnut Soldier in one volume. This edition is perfect for bedtime story time and a beautiful stocking filler for fantasy fans this Christmas.


Now We Are Grown Up Collection

Winnie-the-Pooh Now We Are Grown Up Colletion
Perfect Christmas gifts for any adult Pooh fans out there, the Now Are Are Grown Up collection is a beautiful set of four hardback gifting books, featuring original illustrations from E.H. Shepard and nostlagic quotes for every occasion.

From philosophical thinking and worrisome thoughts to pessimistic contemplations and unwavering food appreciation, these new adult range are the perfect stocking fillers for any world-weary Winnie-the-Pooh fans.

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