The Book People list top books for Mother’s Day 2012

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the Book People is encouraging people to buy books for the big day this year. The online bookshop sells everything from fiction written by big name authors, to popular celebrity cook books, and also has quirky reference books and celebrity autobiographies, meaning there will be something for everyone.

The Book People is one of the most popular online booksellers and stocks a wide range of genres, so choosing the ideal Mother’s Day gift from them is easy. Books can be bought from the online shop, or from through the catalogue, making it very easy to buy books for your mum this Mother’s Day.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “We’ve got thousands of books to choose from at the Book People, but we highly recommend our ‘Sophie Kinsella Writing as Madeleine Wickham Collection’, which contains three books for just £4.99.

“Wickham is an incredibly talented author and her books are full of wit and charm, while also being completely impossible to put down!”

The Book People has also recommended the ‘Katie Fforde Collection’ as a superb Mother’s Day gift. Containing 10 of the author’s best romance novels, such as ‘Stately Pursuits’, ‘Paradise Fields’ and ‘Highland Fling’, the collection is perfect for a spot of escapism and is ideal for romance fans.

For those who know that their mothers enjoy mystery fiction, the third collection in the Book People’s choice of Mother’s Day books might be of interest; the ‘Mary Stewart Collection’ comes with 10 books and is available for just £9.99 from the Book People. Stewart was first published in 1955 and is a bestselling author in the genre, and this collection includes some of her greatest works, such as ‘Madam, Will You Talk?’, ‘This Rough Magic’ and ‘The Moonspinners’.

There are also a number of fantasy fiction books on the list – the first in the True Blood series, ‘Dead Until Dark’ by Charlaine Harris, is recommended, as is ‘Twilight’ by Stephenie Meyer. The list also has a few cookbooks to choose from, such as the popular ‘Jamie’s Great Britain’ by Jamie Oliver, ‘Perfect Pies’ by Si King of the Hairy Bikers duo and‘Home Cooking Made Easy’ by Lorraine Pascale.

All of the Mother’s Day books listed on the Book People Blog, and many more, can be bought from

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Imagine Children’s Festival, Sponsored by the Book People, Big Success

Imagine Children’s Festival has been hailed as a huge success, delighting children of all ages with a whole host of activities. Sponsored by the Book People and taking place at London’s Southbank Centre, the festival saw amazing authors, one-off events, craft activities, comedy and music add up to create a unique celebration of children’s books . Taking place from 11 – 26 February 2012, there have been numerous highlights – as detailed below:

– Children adored Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon’s speech and Jeremy Strong’s book signing also had queues stretching out of the door.
– Comedian James Campbell delivered his live stand-up show for kids to a sold-out Queen Elizabeth Hall and absolutely brought the house down, before delighting his fans by signing DVDs afterwards. He even spared a minute to talk to the Book People backstage and explained why he likes to grow parsnips, along with demonstrating his incredible pancake-flipping skills!
– The Spirit Level at the Craft Pavilion saw Paul Collicutt run his robot-themed workshop in the morning and there was even a baby disco, with the little ones bobbing along in their papooses to songs like ‘Jump Around’.
-The brilliant Jackie Kay read her poems, inviting the audience to join in with her, while the fantastically funny Roger McGough also treated a thrilled audience to drawings of some of his best-loved poems.
-An incredible 90 minute musical theatre production of Dennis the Menace was also a huge hit. With Beanotown in crisis and the grown-ups declaring a war on fun, it was up to Dennis, Gnasher and co to unite and show that kids still want to enjoy themselves.

Books from many of the authors that appeared at this year’s Imagine Children’s Festival are available to buy at discounted prices from the Book People.

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