5 books to gift this Mother’s Day
Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Books are always an easy yet thoughtful present to treat them to. From literary classics to some of the most-wanted titles of-the-moment, we’ve rounded up 5 failsafe selections to choose from this year.
Ahead of the star-filled film remake later this year, why not gift her a timeless edition of the classic Alcott novel? Little Women remains one of the most-loved stories ever written, so whether it’s a first-time read or a nostalgic return to a favourite, this makes an ideal present for Mother’s Day.
Nick Duerden’s grandparents were always a mysterious yet unchanging presence in his life – a source of dutiful visits, birthday cards and carefully preserved rituals. As he enters midlife and his 98-year-old grandmother resides in a care home, Nick realises that, like so many of us, he should have paid more attention to her true worth years before. This is a moving memoir of the tiny dramas that fill our lives and a celebration of the ties that can bind intimate strangers.
Freefall opens with the catastrophic crash of an aircraft. Allison, the only survivor, knows that the life that she’s built for herself has disappeared in the blink of an eye and now she must run. Not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move.
On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing and presumed dead. Maggie refuses to accept that she could have lost her only child and sets out to discover the truth. Mother and daughter must fight for survival to find their way back to one another – before it’s too late.
Whether you’re a Londoner treating Mum to a weekend in the Big Smoke or just fancy recreating some of these delicious selections as a treat, Breakfast London is your number one guide to finding the best brunches and breakfasts in the city. Featuring 120 of London’s best spots, behind-the-scenes chats with the chefs and advice on how to create your versions at home, this is a gift she can return to again and again.
Pride and Prejudice is another classic from the Macmillan Collector’s Library list that will make the perfect gift. Austen’s story of Mr Darcy, money, manners and meddling has become celebrated as one of the best novels of all time, and this delightful edition is keepsake she will treasure.