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

by Jessica Harrison

Hardback £12.99
Published 7th October 2021, 288 pages
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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.

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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter
by Jessica Harrison

ISBN
9780241455654

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 7, 2021

Dimensions
18.7cm x 12.0cm x 2.9cm

Page count
288 pages