Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (Hardback)
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Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 10/11/2016
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Wise men trekking across the desert following a star. Shepherds in the fields with flocks by night. An angel, fast as thought and bright as hope, turning eternity into time.

We at Waterstones love a Christmas story and here is a collection for the Twelve Days of Christmas: twelve stories to take you into Christmas Day full of the magic of the season.

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 as the last light of Christmas Eve fades.

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 just a touch of enchantment.

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.

For the icing on the Christmas cake, there are twelve festive recipes from Yuletides past and present. There’s Ruth Rendell’s red cabbage (a taste of the queen of crime’s own festive traditions), gravlax, turkey biryani, sherry trifle, Mrs Winterson's mince pies and more.

Put together with a sensitivity and warmth for the many traditions we share at Christmastime and not least the stories we pass on and share.

‘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

‘Winterson’s winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavour to leave you aglow.’ – The Guardian

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911214304
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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 *
"Winterson's winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavour to leave you aglow." * Guardian *
"Winterson's prose is often witty and sometimes lyrical . . . The recipes come with intriguing glimpses of the writer, her friends, and their Christmas rituals. Spooky, inventive, funny . . . Winterson's mixed bag of fictional treats has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st." * Kirkus *Starred Review* *
"A pretty cloth-bound book containing an enchanting collection of recipes and short stories... suitably festive with icicles and plenty of mistletoe." -- Laura Powell * Sunday Telegraph, Book of the Year *
"A wonderful mix of festive stories and recipes." * Good Housekeeping *
"[A] witty, surprising Christmas garland... Wonderfully imaginative and entertaining... Fans of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit will want to try Mrs Winterson's Mince Pies. Divine." -- Kate Saunders * Saga Magazine *
"Christmas Days is a cracker: always sharp, often funny and moving, it gets to the heart of Christmas's spiritual role in our often unreligious lives, and its account of Winterson's personal healing is never less than heartwarming." * Sunday Times *
"These funny, beguiling tales...pack some serious literary clout." -- Hephzibah Anderson * Observer *
"There is a lightness of touch and passages of thoughtful contemplation that befit the season. A perfect stocking filler." * Daily Express, Book of the Year *
"It's the most unusual and surprising book and I haven't been able to put it down." -- Patti Clare * My Weekly *

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jeanneke savelkouls

“Jeanette Winterson Christmas days”

Simply love it this very nice book to hold, to read ánd to look at.
Jeanette Winterson makes my days to come.
With warm greetings from the chilly Netherlands.

Hardback edition
22nd December 2016
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“Beautiful both inside and out.”

Gorgeous both inside and out this is a wonderful collection of short stories for the festive season. Within this beautifully presented book you will find eloquent musings on the meaning of Christmas, stories to warm... More

Hardback edition
6 similar books recommended
23rd December 2016
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“Simple and lovely and simply lovely.”

A moving and atmospheric book for a time of year when you just want to be huddled up next to a fire, reading a book. The ghost stories were simple, but effective and there is nothing quite a like a ghost story to... More

Hardback edition
27th December 2017
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