Pavilion Advent Calendar 2015

24th December: Sneak preview of Millie Marotta's Wild Savannah - download a colouring sheet

24th December: Sneak preview of Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah – download a colouring sheet

Colouring queen Millie Marotta’s much-anticipated third book – Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah – hits the shops in February.  You don’t have to wait until then to get your first flavour of the wild savannah however, as today’s treat is a downloadable colouring sheet from the book. Meet Millie’s friendly klipspringer, a small antelope from the savannahs […]

23rd December: Season Star project from Let's Go Outside

23rd December: Season Star project from Let’s Go Outside

Although the weather is getting chillier, Christmas is still a wonderful time for getting all of the family outdoors and enjoying the great British countryside. Today’s craft project is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, and create a fabulous festive decoration! Season Star Summer, autumn, winter, spring … What’s lying on the ground? Decorate […]

22nd December: Christmas Coconut Punch

22nd December: Christmas Coconut Punch

Only 3 more sleeps until Christmas! The traditional mince pies and mulled wine are out, but if you fancy trying something new this Christmas, then Vanessa Bolosier, author of Creole Kitchen, has just the thing to get you in the festive spirit, Caribbean style! Punch coco – Coconut punch Having punch coco for Christmas in […]


21st December: An extract from London Night and Day for the winter solstice

21st December: An extract from London Night and Day for the winter solstice

21st of December: the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. No wonder we cheer ourselves up with festive lighting and winter warmers. But despite the sun’s brief visit at this time of the year, there are still plenty of things to do in London. In London Night & Day, London expert Matt Brown […]

20th December: Ebook Giveaway

20th December: Ebook Giveaway

It’s nearly 2016 and we are making new year’s resolutions! Planning on starting the new year with a new hobby? Whether you’d like to bake like Mary Berry, start making your own clothes, or be able to craft beautiful gifts for your friends and family, today’s advent calendar contains a fantastic giveaway guaranteed to help […]

19th December: Christmas Porridge Recipe

19th December: Christmas Porridge Recipe

Christmas is a wonderful time for getting all of the family around the table. This traditional Scandinavian porridge is the perfect Christmas breakfast – warm, comforting and healthy to help balance out the festive chocolate! CHRISTMAS PORRIDGE WITH WHOLEMEAL GRITS Porridge made from wholemeal barley grits used to be served at festive occasions. When the […]


18th December: Friendship band project from Arm Candy

18th December: Friendship band project from Arm Candy

                                    Searching for stocking-fillers? Friendship bracelets are simple to make and fun to wear. All you need for these colourful chevron friendship bands is embroidery thread, scissors and a safety pin. A perfect stocking filler or gift for […]

17th December: Win a National Trust Bundle

17th December: Win a National Trust Bundle

Christmas is only seven sleeps away! It’s a wonderful time of year for spending quality time with friends and family. The extra days off also provide a great opportunity to go out and explore your local heritage treasures. Today in our advent calendar we are offering the chance to win a gorgeous National Trust bundle, […]

16th December: Extract from A Christmas Carol

16th December: Extract from A Christmas Carol

No book quite defines the Christmas spirit like Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Dickens wrote it just before Christmas 1843, and we have been reading it, writing about it, and making plays, films, and television programmes of it ever since, over and over again. Quentin Blake took on the challenge of illustrating this perennial […]


15th December: Recipe from Soup for Syria

15th December: Recipe from Soup for Syria

Christmas is a time of giving, and of gathering all of the family together. It is also a time when we think of those who cannot be with their family, and in their own homes. This year we are proud to have published Soup for Syria, a cookbook bringing together acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors […]

14th December: Jane Foster book and toy giveaway

14th December: Jane Foster book and toy giveaway

Only 10 more sleeps until Christmas! It’s time to dust off the Christmas stockings, and more importantly, help Father Christmas with sourcing things to fill them with. In the advent calendar today, you have the chance of winning a splendid stocking filler in the form of a soft toy from Jane Foster, as well as a copy […]

13th December: Classic Turkey recipe from Do-Ahead Christmas

13th December: Classic Turkey recipe from Do-Ahead Christmas

Christmas dinner is getting so close we can almost smell it! Over 75% of British households will serve a roast turkey as the centrepiece of their festive meal. Here is a traditional turkey recipe sure to delight all of the family from James Ramsden’s Do-Ahead Christmas. THE CLASSIC TURKEY Despite all the arguments in favour […]


12th December: Win a copy of Colour Your Own Van Gogh

12th December: Win a copy of Colour Your Own Van Gogh

2015 is the year of the colouring book and with the brand new Colour Your Own Van Gogh (Pavilion £9.99), you can add your own mark to the great paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. Today we are offering you the chance to discover and experience the magic of Van Gogh’s art for yourself, as we’ve got […]

11th December: Make a Star Garland with The Magpie & the Wardrobe

11th December: Make a Star Garland with The Magpie & the Wardrobe

When Prince Albert brought over the Christmas tree from Germany in 1841, he reintroduced the tradition of tree decorating. During Victorian times, Christmas trees were decorated with candles to symbolise the stars in the sky at the nativity. This festive star garland, equally beautiful on the tree or hung around the home, is from The Magpie […]

10th December: 30% discount in store and online

10th December: 30% discount in store and online

Get your Christmas shopping sorted with 30% off all books on our webstore and brand new Covent Garden store Books Pavilion. With hundreds of books to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit all tastes. And maybe even a little gift for yourself? To claim: The Pavilion Books webstore Order from store.pavilionbooks.com and […]


9th December: Gregorian Calendar from 100 Documents that Changed the World

9th December: Gregorian Calendar from 100 Documents that Changed the World

From an ancient scroll of papyrus to a 140-character tweet, a document can have a profound and lasting impact on the world. in 100 Documents that Changed the World, Scott Christianson explains the fascinating stories behind one hundred documents that have influenced the way we think and act. One of them is the Gregorian Calendar, […]

8th December: Win a Millie Marotta bundle

8th December: Win a Millie Marotta bundle

Colouring in has taken the world by storm, with illustrator Millie Marotta topping the bestseller charts this year with Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland. We have loved hearing stories about how colouring in Millie’s beautiful and intricate illustrations has been relaxing and enjoyable, helping people turn away from their electronic devices and […]

7th December: Tiny Clanger Knitting Pattern

A long way away in a far corner of the sky, on a clear night you can see a faint blue-coloured star. Well it isn’t really a star, it’s a planet, but it is such a small and unimportant planet that it doesn’t have a name. For one family, however, it is a very important place. It is the home […]


6th December: Potato Latkes recipe for Hannukah

6th December: Potato Latkes recipe for Hannukah

Happy Hannukah everyone! The festival of lights is here, and to celebrate we are giving you an early preview of 100 Best Jewish Recipes by Evelyn Rose (Pavilion £16.99 February 2016), in the form of a traditional Hannukah recipe. POTATO LATKES Latkes are fritters that were originally made with cream cheese in honour of Judith, whose […]

5th December: A Winter Poem

As the shortest day of the year is approaching, we have a winter poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins to lighten us up. This and many more poems celebrating the beauty of our countryside can be found in Favourite Poems of the Countryside (Batsford £14.99). WINTER The boughs, the boughs are bare enough But earth has never […]

4th December: Win a signed copy of A Life in Pictures by Michael Foreman

4th December: Win a signed copy of A Life in Pictures by Michael Foreman

Christmas is a time for telling stories, from the nativity story to Good King Wenceslas. So in the spirit of Christmas story-telling, illustrator Michael Foreman shares his wartime Christmas memories, and we are offering you the chance to win a signed copy of his illustrated memoir, A Life in Pictures. MEMORIES FROM CHRISTMAS 1942, AN […]


3rd December: Wine recommendations from Oz Clarke & book giveaway

3rd December: Wine recommendations from Oz Clarke & book giveaway

There comes a time when you know summer’s finally gone – for ever, it seems – a time when the whistling wind and belting rain make you admit that winter really is here – and a time when Christmas is now just too close to pretend that it’ll never arrive. It will. It always does. And you’ll […]

2nd December: Christmas Pudding recipe

2nd December: Christmas Pudding recipe

                                  Start planning your delicious Christmas early, by getting the whole family involved in making a Christams Pudding. This recipe can be found in The National Trust Complete Traditional Recipe Book by Sarah Edington, published by National Trust Books […]

1st December: Free Felt Ruffle Door Wreath craft project

1st December: Free Felt Ruffle Door Wreath craft project

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and what better way to get into the festive mood than by making some handmade seasonal decorations? This modern take on the traditional door wreath is designed by Helen Newton and can be found in Mollie Makes: Christmas, along with over 20 other craft projects for handmade decorations and […]