Christmas Gift Guide – Read All About It


For the bookworms young and old, we have a few choice picks for you…

The Dying Place

There’s nothing like a good thriller. Especially Luca Veste’s  second novel The Dying Place. Return to the streets of Liverpool, Di Murphy and DS Rossi Could be facing their most sadistic killer yet. Will the duo be able to save the Youth of Liverpool?

This latest addition from Luca Veste is truly gripping, from start to finish this novel is near-on impossible to put down.

It conveys such a watchable story, one with so many twists and turns. Luca Veste has this fabulous way of putting together such a real story, a story that will keep the mind racing and yoi guessing all the way through. The Dying Place retails for around £7.99  and we be avaliable from the 4th of December 2014.

Time RidersTime Riders The Infinity Cage by Alex Scarrow

There is an agency that no one knows about, one that does it’s absolute best to prevent the disruption of history by time travellers, known as TimeRiders.

The Infinity Cage follows the attempts of Liam O’Connor and Maddy Carter, both should have died in accidents at sea in 1912 and in a plane crash in 2010, respectively. Instead of meeting their fates, they have been given the chance to prevent ‘the destruction of history’ by travelling through time to 2070 to find out if Waldstein is someone who they can trust, once and for all.

One in a series of Time Rider’s books, Scarrow takes them on a final mission that reaches back to the biblical age, a mission that is needed to save the whole of humanity!

Published by Penguin Books for £6.99

fb-cover-optionsHistoric Newspapers

We l remember the world in different ways, but thing that remains constant is the printing of newspapers.  It has long been a tradition around the time of special ‘big’ birthdays, anniversaries or even at Christmas, to give loved ones copies of the newspapers that were published the day they were born and so on.  This is a fantastic idea and a great way to celebrate someone’s special day with them.

Historic Newspapers do this and more to provide some truly unusual and unique gifts for people who deserve something as individual as they are themselves.

Personalised Sports Books

Covering everything from golf to Formula 1 and rugby to boxing, there is a choice for any discerning sports fan.  Our favourite at Erisea HQ has to be the football books though, for example this incredible West Ham History Book!

book-football-westham-3Personalised West Ham History Book

Any fan, of indeed any club, treats it almost as if a religious experience and so this book is one of the most fascinating and entertaining presents you could give a fan of West Ham United Football Club.

Kick Off begins with the earliest mentions of the clubs most memorable moments, games and of course players.  It then takes the reader on a media fueled journey through the ages, right up to the last season, not just a record of the clubs highs and inevitable lows, but a keepsake for the avid wearer of claret & blue.

The book has a choice of hand bound covers, including leather bound in a range of colours and can be personalised with gold lettering on the outside and any desired message and the name of your Hammer’s fan.  It contains over a staggering 100 years of history!

This captivating snapshot of match days is one not just to be enjoyed by a lover of the Irons, but also by any historian as it not only features match reports, but adverts that show how the beautiful once was compared to how it is now!

Stunning quality excellent photography and a plethora of information for any enthusiast, the Personalised Sports Books are available from Historic Newspapers from just £39.99.

Fergie Rises - High resFergie Rises by Michael Grant

‘There is no doubt that Aberdeen has made me as a manager’

Sir Alex Ferguson

Retiring in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson left his career as football manager at Manchester United, as the most successful manager in British history.

Michael Grant takes a look at just how Sir Alex Ferguson became the manager everyone knows today, by telling the story of how Aberdeen took a chance on him, starting an eight year campaign of winning and moulding, not just a team to be remembered but a manager that would go down in history.

Published by Aurum Press for £18.99

NicholsonCover_APPROVED_RGB_SMLWriting Your Nonfiction Book by Trish Nicholson

There are plenty of books out there to help budding authors in their search for success when it comes to the pursuit of publishing a fiction book.  When it comes to writing a book  in the sphere of nonfiction there doesn’t seem to be much out there, until now.

Trish Nicholson has written Writing Your Nonfiction Book to help people who are about to embark on the journey of creating a book that would fall under the heading of nonfiction.  Covering everything from the planning stages and researching, writing and editing, not to mention looking at publishing and marketing the final product.

Not a simple journey to take, it is always going to be helpful to have an experienced person on hand to offer advice where it is needed and that is just what this book does.  Written in a completely accessible and easy to read, it guides you through step by step, letting your inner author shine through!

Available from Matador for £12.99

The Owl and the Pussy-catThe Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear & Charlotte Voake

‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.’

Edward Lear’s enchanting tale of a mismatched couple who sail into the sunset with little to nothing, is possibly one of the most famous childrens poems to have been written.  Here is is beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, who brings the tale of love to life at the stroke of her brush!

A foreword has been written by Julia Donaldson which explains why the poem is so dear to her and tells the reader more about Lear.

The book will thrill and excite children, with the bright colours and rhyme that will have them reading along!

Published by Penguin Books for £10.99

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit coverThe Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson

A story of hilarity and fun, told by the incredible actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, sees Peter Rabbit and a somewhat reluctant Benjamin sneak into the summer fair through a hole in the fence, even though they were told they were not allowed to go.  The fun fair had too much allure for the pair though as the people seemed to be revelling in the time they spent there!

The book is beautifully illustrated by Eleanor Taylor and of course is inspired by the works of Beatrix Potter.  Stunning in story and artwork, children will adore reading this tale time and time again.

Published by Penguin Books for £12.99.




About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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