Finally, after all these years, I have found my perfect job! I often thought of being a librarian, I've been a bookseller, but this has to be nirvana. According to the Bookseller, Waterstones is undergoing a trial of hiring personal shoppers – in its huge Liverpool store, admittedly, but the concept must surely spread to the south-east.
"All people have to do is tell us a little about who they need to get a present for, and the personal shopper will select the perfect gift," said the store's manager Ian Critchley. "Given we have over 60,000 books, as well as everything else we sell, we think this will be the perfect service for those who are spoilt for choice and pushed for time."
Where's the application form?