Recommendations

Gifts for Busy Bees

You can count the size of the Women’s Prize Trust’s team on one hand so you could say being busy is in our blood. Luckily for you (and us), we have put together a list as jam packed as our to-do lists, from a beautiful embossed notebook, to a stress-free cookbook from Nigella and a Christmas-themed murder mystery you can escape into this festive season. It’s time to treat yourself to some R&R.

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Once Upon A Prime by Sarah Hart

Maths and English are normally seen as opposites, but what if they were actually intrinsically linked? In this spell-binding book, Sarah Hart takes us on an epic journey of discovery, revealing how Moby-Dick is full of geometry, George Eliot was a statstics enthusiast and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote mathematician characters. You will never look at reading the same way again.

 

The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett

If the idea of solving a crime wasn’t appealing on its own, the epistolary nature of the Christmas Appeal is sure to win over the time-poor. Within the community of Lower Lockwood a dead body dressed as Father Christmas has been unearthed in the hollowed out body of the giant beanstalk prepped for use for this year’s Christmas panto. Follow emails, what’s apps and texts between the community players to try and solve the crime.

 

Invisible Time

This is a gift that surely would appeal to everyone. A few more minutes in the day to do something you’ve been putting off – start that novel, ring a friend, read one more chapter of your book. Sadly we haven’t yet been able to create more time, but by donating to the Women’s Prize Trust you’ll be helping find some time to get books into the hands of readers who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to them. That’s surely pure Christmas magic.

 

The Women’s Prize Limited Edition Yellow Notebook

The skies may be dark outside but we can only see yellow when we look at our limited-edition notebooks. Perfect for jotting down your writing ideas or quotes from your favourite books. Our sunshine yellow, soft-feel notebooks come with a pen and an embossed message to help inspire you: our words can change the world.

 

What I Wish I’d Known When I Was Young by Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson

This book is a celebration of where we come from, why we are the way we are, and what our present-day selves can learn from our pasts. A follow up from their podcast, Past Imperfect, Rachel and Alice delve into how overcoming adversity at an early age can lead to high acheivement. Based on in-depth research and eye-opening interviews, they highlight how we can better understand resilliance, motivation and self-belief.

 

Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson

If you like your Christmas season on the decadent side, there’s no one better than Nigella. Cook, Eat, Repeat is not just a recipe for a happy life, it is a journey through Nigella’s story that links her love of cooking to her philosophy on life. Here you won’t just learn how to bake the perfect crumble, but how not to crumble yourself during the hectic Christmas season.

 

 


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