When I was a child my parents always gifted me books for Christmas and my birthday. I would sit and read them page to page and then re-read them feeling full of inspiration. I have no doubt that the beautiful books I received were some of the main influencing elements in my growth as a creative person. As part 2 of my Christmas gift guide I had to include Darkness of Noon - a perfect coffee table book filled with photographs and illustrations by myself and Derek Henderson. The great thing about gifting a book is that you know the receiver will cherish it for life - they will also have something to look at as they sit on the couch and digest Christmas lunch!