My post for Smorgasbord this fortnight is on books to share with daughters – or why not sisters, mothers, sons,brothers, fathers and friends?
At this time of year, as we start to think about gifts for Christmas, we turn to books. But picking the right book for the person you are buying for is an art. Jessica Norrie shares the books that she has gifted her daughter….
I was lucky enough as a child to be given books every birthday and Christmas. (Overheard in a bookshop last year: “I do love books. What a shame you can’t give them as presents!” I immediately took a couple extra to the till, for the next time I need a birthday present.)
Anyway, I always give my children books, too. My son isn’t necessarily a fan, apart from Harry Potter, and, nowadays, Akala. But my daughter, now 27, reads and reads. I choose what I think she’ll like, but with an eye too on what I’d like to borrow when she’s finished with it…
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