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10 beautiful books to buy as Christmas presents this season

In a world of Kindles and £3 paperbacks with dog-eared pages, shipped overnight and landing unceremoniously on your desk wrapped in brown cardboard, there is truly no better, nor more thoughtful, Christmas present than a really beautiful book.

From design tomes to childhood classics and odes to old-school Hollywood, here are 10 sumptuously presented coffee table reads to wrap up with ribbons and give to your loved ones this Christmas. 

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