This is a very personal list coloured by my own tastes and interests. There are some notable...
A good heist is about personality, planning and hairsbreadth escapes. If the prize is unique and priceless (like moon rocks) that just makes it more exciting.
At 12, Minnie Sidgwick’s childhood ended with Edward Benson’s marriage proposal followed by an intense but not particularly happy marriage. So far, so traditional Victorian wife.
Angela Hartnett is famous for the fabulous Mediterranean cooking at her own Michelin-starred restaurant, Murano. This book shows the food she eats at home.
Michelle Lovric’s deliciously macabre tale is played out against the exotic backdrops of eighteenth century Venice and Peru. Twisted Minguillo Fasan, collector of books bound in human leather
This is a winter survival pack in hardcover, packed full of rib-sticking recipes to see you through the cooler months.
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