That time is upon us again where we start to look back on the year. I confess I do rather enjoy a good list and a recommendation. The Spectator has asked all its writers for their recommendations of 2009 reads calling them Christmas Books 1 and 2. (Enjoy a coffee and click through the many recommendations)
Here are some of the selection that may perhaps provide some ideas for your Christmas List-a good mixture of novels, history and politics.