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The Faber Book of Christmas

Simon Rae

A joyful yuletide anthology cloth-bound in exquisite Liberty Fabric.

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If the most wonderful time of year is enough to plunge you into a gloom, look no further. This collection of spirited stories and vibrant poetry will brighten your mood as it brings together Charles Dickens and Philip Larkin, W.H.Auden and Wendy Cope, Jilly Cooper and Dylan Thomas. From tales of carolling and snatched mistletoe kisses to ‘The Worst Christmas Dinner, Ever’, there’s something here to amuse and interest Christmas lovers, grinches, and everyone in between.

Critic Reviews

A wonderfully subversive anthology.

Critic Reviews

Simon Rae is as interested in the unorthodox as the traditional.

Independent on Sunday
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Bookworms will love these Christmas-inspired stories and poems

Critic Reviews

Exceptionally well-edited by Simon Rae, giving due space to the cons of Christmas as well as the pros... This consistently thought-provoking anthology, including a lot of well-chosen contemporary poetry alongside such familiar pleasures... Here’s a Christmassy Christmas present that anybody, save perhaps William Brown, would enjoy.’

Evening Standard
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Beautifully produced, with an exquisite Liberty fabric cover and a ribbon marker… this is sure to become part of your traditional Christmas reading.

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A perfect gift for the ultimate bibliophile

Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazine

Simon Rae’s award-winning W. G. Grace: A Life received widespread acclaim on its publication in 1998. He has also edited a number of anthologies, and for five years presented BBC Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please!’. For nearly ten years he wrote regular topical poems for the Guardian and published two collections of them, Soft Targets and Rapid Response. He collaborated with…

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