I just want to take a moment and mention our show, this coming Saturday. It’s a one-off special for the festive season, when Judy and I will be presenting what we like to think of as our ‘gift guide’ to the best Christmas books.
We’ve put all our favourites into four categories which include celebrity autobiographies, stocking fillers, coffee table books and cookery books. Even better, in the studio we’ll have Ronnie Wood, Sharon Osbourne, Russell Brand and Helen Mirren who'll be choosing which of our nominations make it to the final selection.
I'm really quite excited since neither Judy nor I know which books our guests have selected. I’ve already filmed the segments for all my choices but you’ll have to tune in to see which of the following our panel chose for the final end of year book list.
Richard's List of His Best Christmas Books 2007
Bill Oddie’s Little Black Bird Book by Bill Oddie
Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson
The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
The English by Jeremy Paxman
Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years 1969-1979 by Michael Palin
House of Meetings by Martin Amis
And It's Goodnight from Him ...: The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies by Ronnie Corbett
Life at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse
Beyond Good and Evil by by Friedrich Nietzsche