More Gift Picks for Book Lovers: Tome for the Holidays
| December 10th, 2014
You’ve made your list and checked it twice and, as usual, it includes offerings for both naughty and nice
FOR THE NAUGHTY
In Prince Harry, Brother Soldier Son, Penny Junor offers an insider’s look at the playboy prince – with his devilish smile and that twinkle in his eye – fourth in line to the British throne.
If you know a cook who considers herself a culinary rebel, help her elevate her vegan-game with Thug Kitchen’s Eat Like You Give a F**k.
Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present by Conrad Black may generate as much
conversation for its byline as for its content.
Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, written by Petra Mason and photographed by Bunny Yeager, contains more than 200 “lens-fogging” photographs of Bettie embodying the naughty girl-next-door eroticism of pin-up culture.
Canadian rocker Neil Young looks at his life and career against the backdrop of his long obsession with automobiles in Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars.
NEXT: FOR THE NICE
FOR THE NICE
You can be sure that the advice in Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know For Sure, a collection of her columns, will be straight to the point and delivered with love, as only Oprah can.
For cooks who prefer a little less profanity, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page is, by comparison, a positively saintly choice.
Second World War buffs will love Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada’s Voice at War by David Halton, son of the renowned CBC correspondent.
For the more philosophically inclined, Chris Hadfield’s You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, a collection of his photographs from space, offers a unique perspective on the planet.
For many, the Beatles will endure as the boys next door of rock ’n’ roll. The Beatles Lyrics, edited by unter Davies, includes the handwritten drafts of more than 100 classic songs.