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Honno Gift Guide: Making it easy to find the perfect book for everyone

Looking for some fabulous books for friends and family? All Honno titles have free p&p to the UK if you spend over £10. We've produced a handy gift guide below to take the stress out of shopping!

And if you'd like them giftwrapped and delivered to the recipient's address, just let us know when you order!

For great historical fiction, from 14th century Eastern Europe to Britain during World War 1 and World War II...

The Storyteller's Granddaughter, by Margaret Redfern
Anatolia, 1336, one girl and her horse set out on an epic journey.

We That Are Left, by Juliet Greenwood
Elin lives a luxurious but lonely life when war threatens to destroy everything she knows. Set in WW1.

Changing Patterns, by Judith Barrow
The war is over but Mary still has to keep her relationship with Peter, a German ex-POW, secret. Set at the end of WWII.

The War Before Mine, by Caroline Ross
A brief wartime romance leaves Rosie heartbroken and pregnant. Set in WWII.

For those who love nothing better than a good mystery or crime, we have a great list!

The Colours of Corruption, by Jacqueline Jacques
A gripping thriller set in Victorian London, where the poor are commodities and the rich can buy anything.

Someone Else's Conflict, by Alison Layland
Jay is haunted by the ghosts of war who threaten his life and his love.

Motherlove, by Thorne Moore
One mother's need is another's nightmare... A gripping psychological thriller from the author of A Time for Silence.

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen, by Lindsay Ashford
A shocking new possibility for the tragically early death of Jane Austen. emerges in this intriguing novel...

Short story collections are perfect for people who don't have time to read a whole novel any new parents or commuters in your life who would appreciate some great short fiction?

The Wish Dog and Other Stories, edited by Penny Thomas & Stephanie Tillotson
This anthology takes you into the realm
of the unknown, the ghostly and the gothic, in a colourful kaleidoscope of half-glimpsed shades.

My Heart on My Sleeve, edited by Janet Thomas
Loves lost, loves regained and loves that hide themselves away... fourteen stories, new and rediscovered, from the best of Welsh women's writing.

All Shall Be Well, edited by Penny Thomas & Stephanie Tillotson
Honno's 25th anniversary anthology, brings together a wonderful and absorbing collection of writing by Welsh women taken from Honno's fiction and non-fiction anthologies over the last 25 years.

Dancing with Mr Darcy, selected by Sarah Waters
An anthology of the winning entries in the Jane Austen Short Story Award 2009.

If you are looking for a good read then we have a great selection to suit all tastes.

Inshallah, by Alys Einion
Amanda's new life in Saudi Arabia, with baby twins and her husband Mohammed, is strange and confusing...

The Seasoning, by Manon Steffan Ros
Peggy is eighty and the family are having a birthday party. Her son's gift of a beautifully crafted notebook comes with a request... Winner of Wales Book of the Year as Blasu - available in English for the first time!

Small Scale Tour, by Caroline Ross
Lust, love and death all in one life-changing season for Newcastle's Kicking Theatre Compampany.

In a Foreign Country, by Hilary Shepherd
Anne is in Ghana to spend time with her estranged father. Then a terrible accident changes everything...

Left and Leaving, by Jo Verity
Gil and Vivien have nothing in common but out of tragedy something unexpected grows.

Biography, reminiscences and memoir from Welsh women talking about their own experiences...

The Greatest Need, written by Jasmine Donahaye
The first biography of Lily Tobias (1887-1984) a Jewish writer from Wales: a courageous, idealistic woman who wrote compellingly about Jewish life and experience in the 20th century.

Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse. An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis, written by Jane Williams (Ysgafell), edited by Deirdre Beddoe
Betsy's story is a unique record the authentic voice of an early nineteenth century Welsh working woman recalling the events and experiences of an action-packed life. This new edition has extensive new material.

Changing Times, edited by Deirdre Beddoe
A different world - women's stories of the 50s and 60s.

Struggle or Starve, edited by Sian Rhiannon Williams and Carole White
Stories of everyday heroism between the wars.

Dear Mummy, Welcome, by Bethany Hallett
Poignant, honest and intimate, the true story of one woman's fight against the odds, and a little girl's journey to find a mother.

Looking to be inspired and informed?

Here We Stand, women changing the world, edited by Helena Earnshaw & Angharad Penrhyn Jones
A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.

Walking to Greenham, by Ann Pettitt
A unique first hand account by the progenitor of the march.

The Very Salt of Life, Welsh Women's Political Writings from Chartism to Suffrage, edited by Jane Aaron and Ursula Masson

A Woman's Work is Never Done, by Elizabeth Andrews
This collection brings together the influential activist Elizabeth Andrews' memoir with many of her political articles from the 1920s-40s.

A Stranger Within the Gates, by Bertha Thomas
First published in 1912, this is a collection of witty, sharply observed short stories which engage with feminism and social issues.

And for those who love cooking we don't have any recipe books as such but We That Are Left, by Juliet Greenwood has some great WW1 recipes in it!

This is just a small selection of our fabulous range of titles - don't forget we also have great romance, children's books, classics and collections of autobiographical writing at www.honno.co.uk.

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