A delightful holiday collection that includes ´´A Christmas Carol´´ and other classic Charles Dickens Christmas stories. As much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers, Dickens´ ´´A Christmas Carol´´ was once read publicly on Christmas Eve each year by Dickens himself. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge from grumbling, ´´Bah! Humbug!´´ to sharing Tiny Tim´s happy ´´God bless us, every one!´´ Dickens´s other Christmas stories prove as rich as his most famous. ´´A Christmas Tree´´ describes a Victorian Christmas as seen through a child´s delighted eyes. ´´Christmas Dinner´´ celebrates the reunion of a divided family, while the Christmas chapters from The Pickwick Papers move from the exhilaration of a Christmas wedding to a shivery ghost story that foreshadows the spirits seen by Scrooge. Warmly nostalgic and beautifully written, the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts.
A Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year ´Packed with charm and beautifully illustrated, it´s a book that will solve your gift dilemmas and let you escape the less salubrious aspects of Christmas for a literary wonderland´ Stylist Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story? Read these stories by the fire, in the snow, travelling home for the holidays. Give them to friends, wrap them up for someone you love, read them aloud, read them alone, read them together. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic. There are ghosts here and jovial spirits. Chances at love and tricks with time. There is frost and icicles, mistletoe and sledges. There´s a cat and a dog and a solid silver frog. There´s a Christmas cracker with a surprising gift inside. There´s a haunted house and a SnowMama. There are Yuletides and holly wreaths. Three Kings. And a merry little Christmas time. And for the icing on the Christmas cake, there are twelve festive recipes from Yuletides past and present. Red cabbage, gravlax, turkey biryani, sherry trifle, Mrs Winterson´s mince pies and more.
Norway, 1936. Fifteen-year-old Signy Odegard is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures. As milk maids, they will protect the herd and produce the dairy that will sustain the farm through the winter months. But miles from home and away from the safety of their families, threats begin to lurk in friendly faces. December, 2018. Free-spirited and untethered, Bo Loxley and Zac Elliott live a life of wanderlust most people can only dream of. With a social media following in the millions, they´re paid to travel the globe, sharing their adventures with their legions of fans. But with so many eyes on them, it´s a struggle to keep any of their life private. Though Zac relishes the attention, Bo doesn´t always feel safe, especially after one follower once went too far . . . Having booked to spend Christmas in the fjords of Norway, they set up home in a ramshackle farm owned by taciturn local guide Anders and his fierce grandmother, Signy, who are reluctant neighbours in the off-season period. Zac persuades Anders to help him find extreme locations for the most beautiful shots - and their follower engagement goes through the roof. But the camera can lie. With every post, the perfect life he and Bo are portraying is diverging from the truth as their relationship comes under strain. Something that Bo can´t explain is wrong at the very heart of their lives and where once she felt free, she now feels lost. As she grows closer to Signy, she stumbles upon a dark parallel between their lives - one that ended in tragedy many years ago, and which she fears can surely only end the same way again, now.
Bake up laughs and love with little one this Christmas! From sprinkled, sparkled cookies to sharing with friends and family, ´´Christmas Cookie Day!´´ celebrates the beloved tradition of making Christmas treats.
Christmas Stories and Activities for Kids! Christmas is almost here, and the excitement is all around. Do you remember your best Christmas ever? Make this Christmas your best Christmas ever! These fun Christmas stories and activities are sure to help you. Follow along and learn a few new ways to really enjoy this special time of year! This book is wonderful for listening to at school, in waiting rooms, or while traveling and for sharing with friends and family! Cute Christmas stories for kids Perfect for early and beginner readers These stories are great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be listened to at home! Fun for the entire family! These special Christmas stories are sure to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit. The hilarious Christmas jokes will have everyone laughing! Story List & Activities: Nicholas´ Christmas Wish A Homemade Christmas Just for Fun Activity Cassidy´s Christmas Surprise Just for Fun Activity The Christmas Eve Blizzard The Santa Surprise Just for Fun Activity 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Gorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049674/bk_acx0_049674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
~ It´d seemed so easy when she´d planned this. She´d hire a boyfriend, make sure he understood the story she´d concocted, and they´d pretend to be a couple for two weeks. Nothing could go wrong with that as long as they had a mutual understanding first. ~ Carley Schaeffer ran from home at age nineteen, trying to escape a bad memory. Now twenty-four, she´s returning for Christmas. But there´s a problem. She´s spent all that time creating a boyfriend who doesn´t exist. He´s perfect, successful, smart, and kind. He´s also sexy, with a heart-stopping smile and two sky-blue eyes. But maybe she´s over-dramatized him a bit. Because now, her mom wants to meet him. Not possible. Or is it? She could hire someone. One fake boyfriend to smile and act real for two weeks, a couple gifts she´s purchased in advance, and she´ll make it through Christmas with her lie intact. Except, she didn´t count on her imposter being Brice Vaneck or a miracle changing her heart. A sweet Christmas novella sharing the romance of the season by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. 22,000 words.
Christmas Stories for Kids! Christmas is almost here and the excitement is all around. The twinkling Christmas lights and the aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air. You and your child will enjoy these special Christmas stories about Tinsel the Christmas elf. Each story is about Tinsel and his fun-filled adventures. Tinsel loves Christmas more than any other elf and wants to spread the holiday cheer with all the boys and girls in the world! This book is wonderful for listening aloud at school, waiting rooms, traveling, and sharing with friends and family! Cute Christmas stories for kids Perfect for early and beginner readers Fun for the entire family These stories are great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be listened to aloud at home! Tinsel and the Christmas Radio Contest Tinsel and the Teenage Reindeer Just for Fun Activity Tinsel and the Christmas Stocking Deliveries Just for Fun Activity Tinsel and the Indoor Snow Party Just for Fun Activity Tinsel´s Brilliant Idea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Wolinsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048820/bk_acx0_048820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.