The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Hardback)
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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 07/10/2021
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From Anton Chekhov to Shirley Jackson, this exquisite clothbound anthology of great festive reads covers Christmas in all its wonder, mystery and humour.

The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time - now in a beautiful clothbound edition.

This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.

Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irene Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241455654
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 198 x 120 x 26 mm


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From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter, this greatest hits compilation also happens to be beautifully published. Inside you'll find ghosts, miracles, grouchy curmudgeons and plenty of snow - Daily Mail Books of the Year

Perfect for any looming Boxing Day boredom. The list of rather superior contributors includes the likes of Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Italo Calvino and Dylan Thomas - Herald Scotland Books of the Year

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Amalia Gkavea

“This is not a lovey-dovey, super-cuddly, bright-and-happy Christmas collection.”

‘’First, heavy, blinding snow that falls slowly from above. Then it turns to rain, forming a light wintery mist over the streets of Paris.
Garlands of holly and mistletoe turn to dead leaves and are carried away by... More

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