Merry Christmas! The best ebook picks for your e-reader

Merry Christmas everyone! I can picture the scene now – egg-nog a plenty, wafts of turkey drifting in from the kitchen and flashes of wrapping paper propelled across the room by mischievous animals (just me then?). You might just have awoken to a brand new e-reader, so it’s only right that we flag up the best 4th Estate books to begin building your e-library.

Here, in one ebook volume, are the first four books in the hugely acclaimed Martin Beck series, novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime fiction and influenced writers from Stieg Larsson to Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell to Lars Kepplar. Join Detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Homicide Department in Stockholm this Christmas (!). Find it on Apple, Amazon and Kobo.

Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, he’s in a rock band, he’s ‘between jobs,’ and he’s dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties… Find it on Apple, Amazon and Kobo

Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the first two instalments in Hilary Mantel’s Tudor trilogy, have gathered readers and praise in equal and enormous measure. They have been credited with elevating historical fiction to new heights and animating a period of history many thought too well known to be made fresh. Find it on Apple and Amazon.

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey comes an eBook which combines the international bestseller The Bride Stripped Bare and its sensational follow-up, With My Body. An explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape is followed by a powerful tale of marriage and desire. Find it on Apple, Amazon and Kobo.

The Kitchen Diaries II includes over 250 recipes, many from Nigel Slater’s BBC TV series Dish of the Day, Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking. From and one of our best-loved food writers, a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his bestselling Kitchen Diaries. *This ebook is best viewed on a tablet device*. Find it on Apple, Amazon and Kobo.

The never-before published letters of the legendary Mitford sisters, alive with wit, affection, tragedy and gossip: a charismatic history of the century’s signal events played out in the lives of a controversial and uniquely gifted family. Get The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters on Apple, Amazon or Kobo.

Bad Science hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope in Bad Pharma. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. Find it on Apple, Amazon and Kobo.

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