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10 best books of December: the Monitor's picks

Whether it's intended for someone else or just for yourself, there is no better holiday gift than a book. Here's a list of the 10 books most appreciated by the Monitor's book critics this month.

1. "The Heir Apparent," by Jane Ridley

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This may be the definitive biography of Britain's Edward VII – a man who grew from spoiled prince to beloved monarch. You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Heir Apparent" here.

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