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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories by Kate Atkinson
    Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories - by Kate Atkinson

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857527127 | ISBN 10: 0857527126

    'Lucy would have challenged anyone not to cry at the sight of their child in a Nativity Play. Even a sheepish Maude, even a scowling Beatrice - currently attempting a Chinese burn on an adjacent angel. A shepherd shouted something incomprehensible to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights by Various authors
    Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights - by Various authors

    £4.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781907598715 | ISBN 10: 1907598715

    The switching on of festive lights in towns and villages across the land announces the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. It also marks the start of real winter.  This delightful selection contains ten brand new poems by leading contemp ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Vintage Christmas by Various authors
    A Vintage Christmas - by Various authors

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784875077 | ISBN 10: 1784875074

    The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
    Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days - by Jeanette Winterson

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784709020 | ISBN 10: 1784709026

    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?   For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Chris ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Do Christmas: A Dung Beetle Book by Miriam Elia
    We Do Christmas: A Dung Beetle Book - by Miriam Elia

    £8.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780992834975 | ISBN 10: 099283497x

    In the latest in the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure.   “Come with me,” says Father Christmas, “and I will show you the magic of kindness.” “And I will undermine your vicio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans
    The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus - by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784162740 | ISBN 10: 1784162744

    How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso's Noel - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509848195 | ISBN 10: 1509848193

    A sweet winter light blushed as Pablo Picasso walked his dog under the cypress trees and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour. It was Christmas Eve.'   Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel foll ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope
    Christmas Poems - by Wendy Cope

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571338580 | ISBN 10: 0571338585

    For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The King of Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne
    The King of Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509834570 | ISBN 10: 1509834575

    On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King o ... more

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    'Twas the Fight Before Christmas: A Parody - by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472125118 | ISBN 10: 1472125118

    From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea comes an uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year by Laurie Lee
    A Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year - by Laurie Lee

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241243671 | ISBN 10: 024124367x

    From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons.   Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Literary Christmas: An Anthology by Various authors
    A Literary Christmas: An Anthology - by Various authors

    £10.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780712356138 | ISBN 10: 0712356134

    For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the Nativity or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries. A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wren Boys by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Wren Boys - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447271482 | ISBN 10: 1447271483

    Following Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday, The Christmas Truce and Another Night Before Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy continues her annual tradition of writing a delightful and original Christmas poem. This festive poem is about the Wren Boys of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Magical Christmas: A Colouring Book by Lizzie Mary Cullen
    The Magical Christmas: A Colouring Book - by Lizzie Mary Cullen

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405925136 | ISBN 10: 1405925132

    From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a brand new treat for the winter.  Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising new colouring book for adults and children alike. J ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Match: Football in No Man
    The Christmas Match: Football in No Man's Land 1914 - by Pehr Thermaenius

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910500019 | ISBN 10: 1910500011

    After four months of intense fighting, the war in Flanders between German and British soldiers fell silent on Christmas Eve 1914. The soldiers started singing instead of shooting. On Christmas Day they came out of their trenches and met in No Man's L ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Wren by Gillian Clarke
    The Christmas Wren - by Gillian Clarke

    £4.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907598265 | ISBN 10: 190759826x

    This year, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomass birth, Candlestick Press are privileged to publish Gillian Clarkes story The Christmas Wren, written in response to Dylan Thomass A Childs Christmas in Wales.   Commissioned by the Dylan Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 by Stanley Weintraub
    Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 - by Stanley Weintraub

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781471135194 | ISBN 10: 1471135195

    On Christmas Eve in the early years of World War I, men on both sides left their trenches, laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. For a brief time the war stopped, the enemies met in no-man's land and buried their dead, exchan ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dorothy Wordsworth
    Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447271505 | ISBN 10: 1447271505

    A wonderful new Christmas poem from the Poet Laureate.  Following Bethlehem, Wenceslas, The Christmas Truce, Another Night Before Christmas and Mrs Scrooge, the Poet Laureate offers another delightful and original Christmas poem.   Full ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447226123 | ISBN 10: 1447226127

    Carol Ann Duffys wonderful new Christmas poem takes us to the little town of Bethlehem on a momentous night. This small hardback book contains more than twenty beautiful illustrations by Alice Stevenson, making it the perfect stocking-filler this Ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A History of Protest Christmas Cards by Llew and Pam Smith, with a foreword by Ken Livingstone
    Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A History of Protest Christmas Cards - by Llew and Pam Smith, with a foreword by Ken Livingstone

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781781551851 | ISBN 10: 1781551855

    Protest Christmas Cards, highlighting political, industrial and social turmoil, have been produced since the mid nineteenth century. This book contains images from the collection of Llew and Pam Smith. They researched and collected such cards over a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £5.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781447212027 | ISBN 10: 1447212029

    Beginning with the Kings Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. The lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery and the entertainment has ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Child
    A Child's Christmas in Wales - by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

    £5.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780460027724 | ISBN 10: 0460027727

    A charming account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town. This book has become a popular classic and includes illustrations by the award-winning Edward Ardizzone. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts
    The Christmas Truce - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts

    £6.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781447206408 | ISBN 10: 1447206401

    A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts. Down at the front, on a cold winters night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Atheist
    The Atheist's Guide to Christmas - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007389827 | ISBN 10: 0007389825

    42 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists and writers give their funny and serious tips for enjoying the Christmas season.  When the Atheist Bus Campaign was first launched, over 150,000, was raised in four days - enough to place the adv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds
    Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds

    £5.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330515115 | ISBN 10: 033051511x

    A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds.   With her husband, Ebenezer, now doornail dead, the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumer ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
    A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536306 | ISBN 10: 0199536309

    'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?'   Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe
    Christmas Poems - by U.A. Fanthorpe

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781900564137 | ISBN 10: 1900564130

    UA Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002.  Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of season ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
    The Christmas Mystery - by Jostein Gaarder

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780753808665 | ISBN 10: 0753808668

    A boy called Joachim acquires a strange old Advent calender - and uncovers from it the story of a girl called Elisabet, who disappeared from her home fifty years earlier. Elisabet has been taken back through time and right across Europe to Palestine, ... more

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