I've already bought too many books this New Year! Seven already!
Volume 4 of "The Davenport Story" by Fergus Roy completes the series and is about Will Goldston. These are fabulous books so well produced and illustrated. The only problem is that they are so large they are too big to read in bed :-)
I couldn't resist "Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile of the Famous Guide" so I can follow Michael Portillo along with "Great British Railway Journeys" on BBC2. There is so much to learn about Britain that is fascinating and in some respects not a lot has changed since 1863.
"Camra's Good Beer Guide 2012" is an obvious good buy as is "Guinness World Records 2012" (which I got discounted with a further discount for £4.50!).
I've also bought a book about blogging.
I am presently reading C J Sansom's "Heartsone" - I like the way his narrative just captures the atmosphere of Tudor legal England. I wish I could write like that!