The Perfect Gift

For the next few weeks up until Christmas I’ll be throwing some gift suggestions at you…starting the perfect gift for:

Wine lovers – The Moleskine Wine Journal has sections for notes on tastings, price, serving temperature, vintage etcetera. Its leather cover is engraved with bottles and glasses – an elegant pressie for that vitner or sommelier in your life!

The Comic: Shaun Micallef’s Preincarnate is a novel full of nuttery. In it he, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G.Wells and the ubiquitous Tom Cruise venture off to unravel a Masonic plot to restore James II to the throne. Inspired hilarity as one would expect from Australia’s most Monty-Pythonesque comic Micallef. Even the blurb made me snort with laughter.

The Spancophile: The Wrong Blood by Manuel De Lope – so if those who love the French are Francophiles, surely those who love the Spanish are Spancophiles? No? For anyone who loved ‘The Seamstress’, or who loves a bit of historical fiction. Set in and around the Spanish Civil War, it’s the story of two women both violently altered by circumstance who find strength in their mutual suffering and form a powerful bond. This is the first of Manuel De Lope’s books to be translated into English.  Ole!


~ by ConsanguineousMind on November 10, 2010.

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