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Our favourite books to give this year

Our pick of Shakespeare books for the festive season features staff favourites, award winners and new books published this year that have caught our eye.

Bold and Brave Women from Shakespeare Book Cover

Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

A gorgeous and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates twelve of Shakespeare's most inspiring, clever and courageous women.

Hamnet Maggie O'Farrell book

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell's stunning and powerful award-winning novel inspired by the story of Shakespeare's only son who died aged eleven.

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year book

Edited by Allie Esiri

A lovely anthology that features sonnets, extracts, quotations and soliloquies, all cleverly matched to the seasons and days of the year. Perfect for sharing and reading aloud from.

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare book

Edited by Paul Edmondson & Stanley Wells

An elegant and illuminating new edition of the sonnets presented in chronological order and with a fresh introduction that offers new insights into how and why Shakespeare wrote them. Perfect for students and sonnet lovers alike. 

Shakespearean: On Life & Language in Times of Disruption Robert McCrum book

Robert McCrum

A passionate and very personal examination of the hold Shakespeare has on our imagination, the enduring relevance of his words and why we always return to him. A timely read.

Shakespeare's Words of Wisdom book

Illustrated by Tatiana Boyko

A charming, pocket sized and beautifully illustrated collection of some of Shakespeare's most well-loved words of wisdom that still resonate today. A lovely gift.

A Shakespeare Motley: An Illustrated Assortment book

Unique and intriguing, this handsome book ranges from Apothecary all the way through to Zephyr and is richly illustrated throughout. Illuminating and engaging, this is perfect for dipping into.

Ladybird William Shakespeare Book

Charming and nostalgic, our exclusive reproduction of the original Ladybird Shakespeare edition from 1981 is the perfect stocking filler.

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