It's a pretty safe bet that when the 25th rolls around, a lot of motor racing fans are going to find themselves having been gifted a book about Lewis Hamilton. And quick visit to Amazon confirmed that those attempting to cater for the F1 nut in the family would have been confronted with no less than nine different books about Britain's new hero when they went out hunting for presents.
Unless you have one of those really annoyingly well-organised partners/parents/siblings who do their Christmas shopping in July, chances are that there is still time to have some influence over exactly which Hamilton book finds its way into Santa's sack.
Of the nine, I have so far read just under half. One, which was among the first to be released (i.e. rushed out) was reviewed in this column not long ago. If you missed the write up, the bottom line was that it wasn't good for much more than using to teach the next generation the importance of recycling paper.
Another title appeared on my desk a couple of weeks later but was equally awful, so I simply didn't bother to review it at all. I must be losing my caustic streak as I get older.