Buying for a book lover is never easy: one wrong novel and they've read it all before.
Get it right, though, and a simple paperback in their stocking will be sufficient to keep them quiet all Christmas day. Well, at least for the morning.
While tomes are a matter of taste, any one of these literary gifts should see the bookworm in your life happier than the protagonist at the close of a Shakespearean comedy.
We'll leave the sequels up to you.