Ho ho ho! It's time to deck the halls and get in the party spirit – Christmas is nearly here! Don't worry, there's still time to get some last-minute gifts for the animal lover in your life, and we've got a great selection to choose from. We've also got a recipe for some delicious Christmas dog treats, a festive pet gallery, and a sneak peek at our 2016 line-up. So, sit back, put on some Christmas songs, and get in the festive spirit with Animal Magic!
This year, in place of cards, we've sent a donation to Kyrenia Animal Rescue to help support the fantastic work it does caring for stray and feral dogs and cats in Northern Cyprus.
There's still time to get your UK orders in before the big day!
Looking for the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life? Look no futher! We've selected our favourite gift ideas to give you inspiration, but don't forget there are even more great titles to choose from at the H&H website!
Last UK posting dates
Order soon to avoid disappointment!
2nd Class mail: Friday 18th December
1st Class mail: Monday 21st December
Special Delivery: Wednesday 23rd December
Orders must be placed before 12:00 midday (GMT) for same-day posting. Please note that the only guaranteed service is UK Special Delivery.
Take a sneak peek at the great new titles we've got lined up for the year ahead!
Now, we don't want to give too much away ... but we've got some very exciting new books lined up for 2016! Here's a sneak peek at some of the titles we've got in store ...
We'll keep you up-to-date with news of these great books, plus our brilliant in-print titles, through the year, so keep your eyes peeled!
(Psst – if you can't wait until 2016, you can find more details of these books by clicking the covers. But you didn't hear that from me!)
Seasonal cookies ... for your dog!
What do you give the hound who has everything at Christmas ...?
... these homemade cookies, of course! Why not try out this recipe to give your special friend something that will really make their tail wag this Christmas!
400g (14oz) wholegrain spelt flour
100g (4oz) buckwheat flour
100g (4oz) cheese, Gouda or Emmenthal
100g (4oz) salmon
100g (4oz) liver
50g (2oz) soft butter
50g (2oz) spelt flakes
150ml (5fl oz) broth or water
Mixed herbs (no salt)
Makes approximately 600g (21oz) of seasonal cookies
Baking time: 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven
Temperature: Fan-assisted oven 160ºC, conventional oven 180ºC
Wash the salmon and liver and pat dry with kitchen towel. Ensure that all bones are removed from the salmon. Cut into small pieces and puree in the food processor. Grate the cheese very finely. Add the liver, salmon and cheese to the rest of the ingredients and, using a food processor or hand mixer with dough hooks, process the mixture into a dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of around 3mm (1⁄10in)and cut out little festive shapes. Prick the cookies several times with a fork, place them on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper and bake for 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven. Then turn off the oven, leave the door slightly ajar and allow the cookies to harden for one hour.
A tribute to William McIlvanney
Remembering a wonderful man
All at Hubble and Hattie were saddened to learn of the death of novelist William Mcllvanney, who contributed a lovely, evocative piece, Remembering Jackie, for My Dog, my Friend –
Heart-warming tales of canine companionship from celebrities and other extraordinary people.
He will be much missed.
William's warmth shines through at the 2015 Aye Write festival
To find out more about No walks? No worries! and, to be alerted when it comes back into stock, visit the H&H website.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
You've been sending us your Christmas-themed pet pics over at the H&H Facebook page
, and they're simply gorgeous!
There's still time to submit pictures of your festive furry friends – simply post your picture to our Facebook wall
, or tweet us
, and we'll add it to the gallery.
This month's competition winner ...
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the competition form which you'll receive with every Hubble & Hattie book when you order direct from us! Send it back to us and you'll be entered in our monthly draw, and could soon have a £25 Veloce gift voucher winging its way to you! Good luck!
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