Advent Calendar – 13th December

12 days to go!

Getting the band back together...

Libryst 17 members Jamie, Tom and Nigel

Two years after Nigel's shock exit and subsequent breakup, Libryst 17 are back together with a comeback tour scheduled for next Autumn!

Christmas Book of the Day

Nigella Christmas

Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and reassuring advice about planning and cooking ahead, presented in a gorgeous glittering package which will make this the ultimate gift to yourself and for family and friends.

Illustrated with over 250 fabulous full-colour photographs by Lis Parsons (photographer of the bestselling Nigella Express), including method photos and lavish spreads, Nigella Christmas is in a new, larger and irresistible format. It includes everything from scrumptious Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents (biscuits, preserves and other standbys) and edible tree-decorations, recipes for feeding friends and family over the holiday season with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment (cook and freeze ahead or slow-cook in the oven), as well as Christmas party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event itself - from traditional super-juicy turkey, festive ginger-baked ham, special trimmings and the Ultimate Christmas Pud, all the way to the special vegetarian Christmas feast, by way of goose or pork-and-cranberry options and a Prodigious Pavlova...

Her cakes, as always, gladden the heart, and her 'At-a-Glance Christmas Dinner Countdown' helps take the stress and strain out of the Big Day itself. Nigella Christmas will surely be a perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for - for inspiration and reassurance - as soon as the Christmas lights start going up... (Description from

This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Nigella Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or stems fastened in a ring and used for decoration, traditionally placed on doors at Christmas time.


Did you know?

Best-selling Christmas songs

In Britain, the best-selling festive single is Band Aid's 1984 track, Do They Know It's Christmas?, which sold 3.5million copies. Amazingly released in the same year, Last Christmas by Wham! is next, selling 1.4million.

Band Aid singers