5 Beautiful Christmas Books


It's coming up to that time of year. And, from December 1st, I like to start my Christmas reading. Last year I read, The Santa Klaus Murder and enjoyed experiencing Christmas at the same time as the characters. (Though, thankfully, the real Father Christmas was not suspected of murder!)

This year I've a few more books to read and all of them are collections of short stories. Perfect for dipping in and out of as you have a cuppa and a breather.

I decided to chat about them and show them in more detail on my YouTube channel. If you'd like to subscribe to my channel I'd be most grateful! 

The five books are:

The Santa Klaus Murder

Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed as Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his head on Christmas Day. 

Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson

Quite possibly my favourite Christmas book - ever. This is a gorgeous book of recipes, short stories and beautiful illustrations.

A Merry Christmas by Louisa May Alcott

A beautiful selection of Christmas stories, from 19th century America, from the author of Little Women. 

Round the Christmas Fire

A selection of stories from well-known authors including Kenneth Graham, John Cheever, Sue Towsend, Nancy Mitford, Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, John Julius Norwich, P.G. Wodehouse and Stella Gibbons.

A Snow Garden by Rachel Joyce

Six wonderful Christmas stories. 

To find out more about these books then watch my YouTube video below:


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