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The Telegraph Essential Christmas Gift Collection

I’ve always Enjoyed reading a good book and I was pleased to learn that From Monday 5th December until Friday 9th December the Telegraph Newspaper is offering five different novels, which can all be obtained free with the newspaper when you buy it from paticipating Waitrose or Booths stores. Novel on offer are:

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

Michael Brock is a Lawyer at  a giant Washington law firm named Drake and Sweeney. He’s a rising star, with no time to waste, no time to toss a few coins into the hands of beggars. No time for a conscience. But a chance violent encounter with a homeless man stops him cold. The fallout propels him onto a trail of corruption and illegality which leads straight back to Drake and Sweeney. To get to the truth, Michael will have to dig deep into some of his own firm’s dirtiest secrets…

Second Honeymoon by Joanna Trollope

Ben is, at last, leaving home. At twenty-two, he’s the youngest of the family. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. His father, Russell, a theatrical agent, is rather hoping to get his wife back. His brother, Matthew, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. And his sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twentieth-century style.

“Joanna Trollope has a genius for identifying the social dilemmas that most cruelly exercise the thoughtful, book-reading middle classes. In recent novels she has examined the topics of step-parenthood, marital breakdown, adoption and the work/life balance among twentysomethings. All of these problems she addressed with the distinctive, clear-sighted humanity that she now turns, in her latest book, Second Honeymoon, on the empty-nest generation.” – Jane Shilling, Daily Telegraph

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

This  brilliantly atmospheric saga is  a National Curriculum set text and is a shocking exploration of obsessive passion.  Set in Yorkshire it is the tale of two families both joined and driven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and wilful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and violence which will leave one of them dead and cast a shadow over the lives of their children.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Classic novel which starts when one character gets bored doing his spring-cleaning and sets out to enjoy the sunshine and discovers the joys of sailing boats on the river. This leads him on a series of adventures when he encounters Rat, Badger and the eccentric and incorrigible Toad along the way, who loves driving fast cars and often gets himself into trouble.

Perfect Family Quiz by David Pickering

Perfect Family Quiz is an invaluable source of entertainment for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend a rainy day, an activity for a long car journey, or you simply want to improve your general knowledge, Perfect Family Quiz has all the questions and answers. With topics ranging from Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, and from prime ministers to prime-time TV, this easy-to-use quiz book will provide hours of fun for everyone.