The Snow Sister

Emma Carroll

From the queen of historical fiction, the critically acclaimed author of Frost Hollow Hall andThe Girl Who Walked on Air, comes a beautiful Christmas novella from with just a hint of festive magic.

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Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely.

On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative’s will. Is their luck about to change? In anticipation of a better Christmas, Pearl goes to beg credit at Mr Noble’s grocery to get ingredients for a Christmas pudding. But she is refused, and chased down the street where she is hit by a hansom cab. The snow is falling so hard that they can’t take her home. She’ll have to stay at Flintfield Manor overnight, in a haunted room… Will Pearl make it home for Christmas?

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Emma Carroll writes original, timeless stories.

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The period is evoked tween girl's stocking is safe

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An absorbing, seasonal novella, which is brimming with atmospheric detail

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An absorbing tale

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Once told by poet Ted Hughes her writing was ‘dangerous’, it took Emma Carroll twenty years of English teaching and a life-changing cancer diagnosis to feel brave enough to give her dream of being an author a try. Nowadays, she’s a bestselling author and the ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’ (BookTrust). She has been nominated for and the winner of numerous…

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