Indies choose top 12 for Christmas catalogue

<p>Independents have chosen 12 titles by authors including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, John le Carr&eacute; and Julia Donaldson as the highlights of the Christmas Books Catalogue 2010.<br /><br />The 150-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new IndieBound initiative. The catalogue is also supported by Gardners. Christmas Books titles are chosen by independent booksellers for independent booksellers.<br /><br />The catalogue will be supported by additional material available via the IndieBound website, including author interviews, sample chapters, recipes, competitions and signed books. Extra copies of counterpacks will be produced to encourage local independent retailers to display the catalogue.</p><p><strong>The 12 titles: </strong></p><p><em>Another Night Before Christmas</em> by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)</p><p><em>I Could Go On: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph</em> (Aurum Press) </p><p><em>Map of A Nation: A Biography Of The Ordnance Survey</em> Rachel Hewitt (Granta) </p><p><em>Our Kind of Traitor</em> by John Le Carr&eacute; (Viking) </p><p><em>Started Early, Took My Dog </em>by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday) </p><p><em>Tender: Volume II: A cook&#39;s guide to the fruit garden</em>, Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate) </p><p><em>The Best Of Matt 2010</em> by Matthew Pritchett (Orion) </p><p><em>The Red Queen</em> by Philippa Greogry (Simon &amp; Schuster) </p><p><em>Cave Baby </em>by Julia Donaldson (Macmillan Children&#39;s Books) </p><p><em>Quentin Blake&#39;s Magical Tales</em>, John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Pavilion Children&#39;s)</p><p> <em>Shadow</em> by Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins Children&rsquo;s Books) </p><p><em>Zog</em> by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books, Scholastic) <br /> </p>