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Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

A collection of books arranged on a red surface, interspersed with silver baubles. The books include Jamaica Inn, Treasure Island, Pirates: Truth and Tales, The Nautical Puzzle Book, and The Mousehole Cat.

Treasure Island

A scan of the front cover of Treasure Island, Puffin clothbound hardback edition. It's a blue front cover with white detailing of a sailing ship, waves and stars.

This beautiful hardback edition of Treasure Island is part of the Puffin Clothbound Classics series. While you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, this one is certainly as captivating within as it is at first glance. Follow young Jim Hawkins and the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint in the world’s most famous adventure story.

Jamaica Inn

A scan of the front cover of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn.

Daphne du Maurier’s gothic masterpiece is the perfect companion for restful winter evenings beside the crackle of a fire. Inspired by the real-life Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, this atmospheric and gripping tale follows Mary Yellan as she uncovers the dark secrets that lie behind the tavern’s crumbling walls.

Nautical Puzzle Book

A scan of the front cover of The Nautical Puzzle Book by the National Maritime Museum.

Quizzes and games are ubiquitous with festive family celebrations, and this book will put your maritime knowledge to the test with over 100 puzzles to solve. Do you know the difference between a ship and a boat? Can you understand the shipping forecast? And what do the flags at sea mean?

The Mousehole Cat

A scan of the front cover of The Mousehole Cat.

This much-loved children’s picture book is based on the legend of Tom Bawcock and Mousehole’s Stargazy Pie. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, the dramatic and moving tale follows a fisherman and his cat as they brave stormy seas to save their village – and it’s a storm that very much has a life, or nine, of its own. A timeless classic.

Pirates: Truth and Tales

A scan of the front cover of Pirates: Truth and Tales. It's a black cover with a white skull and crossbones at the centre.

Helen Hollick explores the Golden Age of Piracy, and there are some surprises in store for those who think they know their Barbary Corsair from their buccaneer. Separate fact from myth with this insightful book – another top candidate for a festive quiz.

Gift Vouchers

A scan of National Maritime Museum Cornwall's £10 gift voucher on a white background.

Why not let them decide with a National Maritime Museum Cornwall Gift Voucher? We have £5 and £10 vouchers available – each can be exchanged for gift shop purchases at the Museum, entrance tickets, and treats in our scenic Waterside Cafe.

And there’s more…

Still seeking inspiration? Don’t worry – our range doesn’t end here. Check out the full book collection on our online shop here.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388