Perfect Presents For A Poetry Lover

If you or a friend love poetry, we have the perfect last-minute present for Christmas, or gift to welcome in the New Year.

Are you looking for a gift for a friend who enjoys poetry? Or is someone you love looking for a present for you? Perhaps our two lovely little books, The Friendship Book and The Fireside Book, could be just right.

A Constant Companion

“The People’s Friend” Friendship Book is a constant companion as you journey through the year ahead. With a reflection, a thought or a poem for every day of the year, it offers wisdom, comfort and humour to uplift, cheer and sustain you throughout 2019.

Accompanied by lovely photographs of the wonderful world around us, this inspirational anthology is a delight to dip into, every day. Whatever life’s cares, The Friendship Book’s encouraging messages of hope have faith, family and friendship at their core.

A “Friend” Through The Year Ahead

“The People’s Friend” Fireside Book is a celebration of the seasons. Sixty poems take us gently through the year, each one accompanied by beautiful artwork. Nestled amongst the poems and illustrations, you’ll find thought-provoking reflections from the Manse Window, and fascinating glimpses into country folklore and rural traditions.

How To Order

Both books are a handy size, perfect for fireside reading or to keep you company when you’re on the go. And at £7.99 each, or £13.50 for both, they’re a perfect price too. They’re available in bookshops now – or, to save popping out, why not order directly from our shop at It’s quick and easy. If you prefer placing an order over the phone, our helpful and patient team are on hand to assist, on freephone 0800 318 846. Lines are open 8am til 6pm GMT, Monday to Friday, and 9am til 5pm on Saturdays. If you’re overseas, the number is +44 (0) 1382 575880.


Fiction Team’s Lucy is always on the look-out for the very best short stories, poems and pocket novels. As well as sourcing enjoyable content, she enjoys working with our established contributors, encouraging new talent, and celebrating 150 years of 'Friend' fiction!