It might not be snowing yet, and you may have to work until the 24th, but you can still get into the festive spirit early with our selection of favourite Christmas-related reads.
From fictional diaries to a look at how to be a woman in the world today, these books prove that women are funny.
'All sorts of different books can cheer us up, not just funny ones.' As we enter a New Year once again, those familiar January blues can start to creep in sooner than we might like! But Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful, has the perfect antidote as she recommends five books to lift spirits and bring cheer on bad days, from guidebooks to cookery.
In a festive episode, Nina Stibbe joins Konnie Huq in the studio to discuss her new book, An Almost Perfect Christmas
Nina Stibbe was born in Leicester. She is the author of two works of non-fiction - Love, Nina and An Almost Perfect Christmas - and three previous novels: Man at the Helm, Paradise Lodge, and Reasons to be Cheerful, which is the only novel to have won both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Comedy Women in Print Award. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year and was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC TV series. Nina Stibbe lives in Cornwall.
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