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ISBN 9780571338726 Format Hardback
9780571338726
Paperback
Published 05/10/2017 Length 288 pages
288

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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.
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.
  • About Simon Rae

    Simon Rae’s award-winning W. G. Grace: A Life was hailed as ‘definitive’ on its publication in 1998. It was followed by  It’s Not Cricket: A History of Skulduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game (2001). He has also edited a number of anthologies; presented Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please!’ for five years, and wrote topical poems for the Guardian for ten years. He published two selections of Guardian poems, Soft Targets, with Willie Rushton, and Rapid Response, as well The Face of War, with Ronald Searle. He won the National Poetry Competition in 1998, and his collection Gift Horses (2006) was one of Craig Raine’s books of the year in the TLS. For many years he ran the UK’s smallest theatre company, Top Edge Productions, and now writes crime fiction for adults (Bodyline, The Pillbox Murders) and fantasy for younger readers (Keras, Medusa’s Butterfly). He has recently completed two years as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.  

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  • Edited By: Simon Rae

    Simon Rae’s award-winning W. G. Grace: A Life was hailed as ‘definitive’ on its publication in 1998. It was followed by  It’s Not Cricket: A History of Skulduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game (2001). He has also edited a number of anthologies; presented Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please!’ for five years, and wrote topical poems for the Guardian for ten years. He published two selections of Guardian poems, Soft Targets, with Willie Rushton, and Rapid Response, as well The Face of War, with Ronald Searle. He won the National Poetry Competition in 1998, and his collection Gift Horses (2006) was one of Craig Raine’s books of the year in the TLS. For many years he ran the UK’s smallest theatre company, Top Edge Productions, and now writes crime fiction for adults (Bodyline, The Pillbox Murders) and fantasy for younger readers (Keras, Medusa’s Butterfly). He has recently completed two years as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.  

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