P386 ORACLE 386 Fri25 Dec ITV 2000:02  1/4  ORACLE  READS  GIFT BOOKS-OR CASHING IN YOUR TOKEN PHANTASIA by Alan Aldridge £5.95,J.Cape From the art chronicler of the psyche- delic sixties (& one time official illustrator to the Beatles) an epic poem of his meteoric career,lavishly illustrated with collected works from Penguin covers to painted bodies to the more recent Butterfly Ball. GALLACTIC TOURS:Thomas Cook Out-of-This World Holidays by Bob Shaw/David Hardy £4.95 Proteus Books. Highly original & elaborate parody travel brochure inviting travellers to holiday in outer space.Brilliant trans- lation of style & fantastic high colour illustrations. more follows >>
P386 ORACLE 386 Fri25 Dec ITV 2001:30  4/4  ORACLE  READS  GIFT BOOKS-OR CASHING IN YOUR TOKEN THE GRADES by Hunter Davis £8.95 Wiedenfeld & Nicolson In a good year for biographies,one of the most fascinating.The journey from the early years of deprivation in London's East End to millionaireship & peerages.Through the triumphs & trage- dies the matriarch Olga shines like a star.When the Queen Mum congratulated her she replied:"and you must be very proud of your children,too"N VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS ed.Anthony & Peter Miall £3.95 Dent Paperback The whole festival in words & pictures, an evocation of the Victorian spirit of Christmas which they did so well.A largeformat book crammed with illustra- tions. more follows >>
P386 ORACLE 386 Fri25 Dec ITV 2000:50  2/4  ORACLE  READS  GIFT BOOKS-OR CASHING IN YOUR TOKEN TRUE LOVE by Posy Simmonds £4.95 J.Cape From the darling of Guardian readers,a new strip cartoon charting the manners of a group of advertising agency stereo-types surrounding dreamy Plain Janice who idolises the appalling Stanhope Wright.Don't miss the brill- iantly observed Planning Meeting. TOWN GARDENER'S COMPANION by Felicity Bryan £6.95 Andre Deutsch At last a book for less experienced gardeners.Lucid & lightly written,the book's divided into monthly sections with tasks to be tackled & attractive advice on aspects (from window boxes & growing veg.in the office to breaking in a greenhouse & soil feeding). more follows >>
P386 ORACLE 386 Fri25 Dec ITV 2001:06  3/4  ORACLE  READS  GIFT BOOKS-OR CASHING IN YOUR TOKEN TRAVELLER'S BRITAIN by Arthur Eperon £2.95 Pan Books Following his bestselling Traveller's France & Italy,an appetising guide to a dozen routes showing recommended and often unknown places to eat,drink and stay. THE JIGSAW BOOK by Linda Hannas £8.95 Hutchinsons A feast for the eyeballs even if you didn't think you were interested in this fascinating passtime.The range and quality of illustrations is superb,with many historical & curious examples.The bonus is the presentation pack of two antique puzzles one of which is deli- ciously difficult.Highly recommended. more follows >>