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Christmas Dinner of Souls

Ross Montgomery

‘Tis the season to be terrified! The Nightmare Before Christmas meets A Christmas Carol in this spooky, funny, gruesome festive story!

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It’s a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul’s College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive … and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul’s College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until … silence. The Dean of Soul’s College has arrived, and the evening’s ceremonies must begin.

For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Each member must try to outdo the others by telling the most terrible, disgusting story they know.

A spooky, shocking, bloodthirsty alternative to festive cheer that will appeal to, fascinate and delight young readers.

Critic Reviews

A gloriously spooky set of stories . . . Starter-horror at its best.

The Times (Children's Book of the Week)
Critic Reviews

A supremely readable writer. Montgomery is also a natural comic.

Critic Reviews

Gory and gruesome antidote to Christmas cheer.

Sunday Express
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A delight.

Literary Review
Critic Reviews

Ross Montgomery's language is poetic and striking and some of the imagery settles deep in the bones. But fear not: there is enough humour here to keep things the right side of rousing, and David Litchfield's hilariously creepy illustrations also add to the fun.

Critic Reviews

A splendidly rancid read. This gleefully grisly departure should appeal to Goosebumps fans.


Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in…

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