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WATERSTONES tips Little Book of Building Fires as one of this year's hottest gift books

By sallycoulthard, Nov 13 2017 01:38PM

At Waterstones, non-fiction buyer Bea Carvalho said the surge in fiery books was part of a wider interest in nature writing and the outdoors, where sales had continued to rise. Carvalho also pointed to “a huge wealth of new publishing on outdoor survival” this year, with Grylls’s How to Stay Alive “set to be a bestseller this Christmas”. She predicted that titles such as The Art of Fire and The Little Book of Building Fires “could establish themselves as excellent quirky gift options, in the same vein as Norwegian Wood in 2015”.

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