Bookworm Friday: The Festive Edition


In this series, we ask our William Hill colleagues to share their favourite book recommendations and tell us what specifically they learned from them. Today, we present recommendations on what is worth reading during Christmas time.



Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, recommended by Daria Plona, HR BP


One of my favourite books I often read at Christmas is the famous "Little Prince". It's touching my heart each time I read it, and it's such a great reminder of what really matters in life. This year the tradition will have a twist as my daughter just got a newly published "The Little Princess" by a Polish author – Karolina Lewestam. It looks like it is a feminine and feminist version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic. We only started reading but thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of chapters written with a sense of humour and lively language. Weronika already commented on how smart girls are not buying a unicorn hidden in a box — apparently recommended for girls and boys, kids as well as adults.



Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, recommended by Louisa McCabe, Internal Communications BP


Whilst in Berlin, a lady I met on my travels, recommended this book as one of the best books she'd ever read. So, as we reflect and wrap up another extraordinary year I'd like to recommend Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. It's a powerful read about love, loss, finding the magic in the ordinary and lessons on how to live. I hope you enjoy it.



One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, recommended by Digna Sindin, Executive Assistant


This is perfect reading for long dark winter evenings when the time feels slow passing. I have plenty of time to truly immerse myself in Márquez's magical realism world.