Bond writes new Paddington story

Paddington author Michael Bond writes a new short story about the Peruvian bear for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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Themed Reading : Preparing for Christmas

Christmas is approaching - somewhat faster than I would like but isn't that always the way? In the run up to Christmas it is nice to read a few Christmassy books - yes, a lot of them have a distinct "feel good" factor but on a cold winter's evening with a glass of wine there is something to be said for that! So what books can you suggest people read on the cold winter nights to put them in the mood for Christmas?

  • How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake by Gina Henning
  • Twelve Days of Christmas - Trisha Ashley
  • Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past - Sharyn McCrumb
  • The Little Christmas Kitchen - Jenny Oliver
  • The Great Christmas Knit Off - Alexandra Brown
  • Driving Home for Christmas - AL Michael
  • Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake - Sue Watson
  • Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe - Rebecca Raisin
  • A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt
  • Festive in Death - JD Robb
  • How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie - Gina Henning
  • One Hundred Christmas Proposals - Holly Martin
  • Secret Santa - Scarlett Bailey
  • With Love at Christmas - Carole Matthews
  • A Winter Flame - Milly Johnson
  • Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop - Jenny Colgan
  • Don't Do That! - Tony Ross

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