Booksellers back Jamie Oliver for new Christmas hit

Booksellers back Jamie Oliver for new Christmas hit

The big Christmas book contenders have been tallied up, with The Bookseller revealing 20th October as this year’s Super Thursday.

On that date a bumper list of potential Christmas big-hitters are released, including Jamie Oliver’s long-awaited Christmas Cookbook (Michael Joseph), a fresh crop of nine new Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (Michael Joseph), and memoirs from Phil Collins (Century), Ken Clarke (Macmillan) and referee Howard Webb (S&S).

Fiction tipped to get booksellers’ tills ringing is due on that day from Ali Smith (Autumn, Hamish Hamilton), Mart...

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