GIFT books with which to treat yourself:

1. The Travellers' Quotation Book: A Literary Tour by Jennifer Taylor (Robert Hale, pounds 5.99)

2. Travels with Virginia Woolf edited by Jan Morris (Hogarth Press, pounds 17.99)

3. Splendours of the Bosphorus: Houses and Palaces of Istanbul by Chris Hellier & Francesco Venturi (Tauris Park, pounds 35)

4. A Cat's Guide to England by Pat Albeck (Boxtree, pounds 8.99)

5. Coral Reefs and Islands: The Natural History of a Threatened Paradise by William Gray (David & Charles, pounds 17.99)

6. Travels with Queen Victoria by HRH The Duchess of York and Benita Stoney (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pounds 19.99)

7. Warrior Race by Imran Khan and Pervez A Khan (Chatto & Windus, pounds 20)

8. Bruce Chatwin: Photographs and Notebooks (Cape, pounds 20)

9. Whitsunday's Child: A Country Life in Pictures by Vera Punter (East Herts Publishing, pounds 14.99)

10. Do You Speak Golf: International Golfers Language Guide by Greg Cox (Pandemic International, pounds 6.99)

Information supplied by The Travellers' Bookshop, 25 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ (071-836 9132; fax 071-379 4928)