The Gallic Books Festive Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again; those few weeks we spend desperately racking our brains for gift ideas. We try to remember the likes and dislikes of our various obscure relatives, and attempt to remember any passing conversation with our loved ones that might provide hints for the perfect present.

Here at Gallic, we believe a book is the answer to almost any festive gift panic, and the question of which one can be resolved with the help of the handy gift guide we’re providing below. Featuring most of our 2019 releases, plus a few of our bestsellers, there’s sure to be something to suit even the trickiest great-aunt-in-law, or the postman’s third-oldest niece. Click the title to purchase directly from our website and get free UK shipping.



The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 

Anyone in your life who must dim their light to fit in with those around them, or refuses to live a predictable life.

Also: Fans of sumptuously crafted literary treats, full of Parisian wit and universal observation.






In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust (Volume I)

The literary snob in your life who insists they would read Proust but they’re just too busy. No more excuses!

Also: Those who want to experience an iconic piece of literature in a fresh, bold new way.




Little by Edward Carey

Anybody. Literally anybody.

Also: Fans of funny, dark, heart-warming, charming, macabre, clever, compelling, rich, beautiful, innovative fiction.
Signed copies of both the hardback and paperback available on our website while stocks last.




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Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain

For the francophile who gets teary-eyed at Hepburn films and sings along loudly to Edith Piaf.

Also: Those who enjoy light, warm-hearted reads full of charm, quirk and a little bit of magic.






This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman 

That mate who spends too much time on Twitter, and needs something else to get angry about.

Also: True crime lovers wanting a story of real-life injustice, told with searing passion for the truth and a focus on the people at the centre of the story.





The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun by Sébastien Japrisot

For the crime lovers who’ve read so much of it they roll their eyes at almost any twist. They won’t see this one coming.

Also: Fans of both modern and classic crime, who want to experience a bridge between the two.







The Choke by Sofie Laguna 

That friend who always gifts you books that make you cry. It’s time for revenge.

Also: For those who love sparsely told but deeply moving coming-of-age stories. Fans of stories about childhood, poverty and survival.





If all else fails, we recommend the bespoke subscription service from our bookshop, Belgravia Books!
Offering subscriptions for either six or twelve months, the service sends a handpicked book once a month. Based on a reading profile filled out by the recipient and selected by our booksellers, the subscription service is an ideal way to really treat the die-hard bibliophile in your life.

Click here to find out more information and to see the reading profiles. 

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Isabelle Flynn in , ,

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