For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmastime, and here she brings together 12 of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the 12 Days of Christmas - a time of celebration, sharing and giving - she offers these 12 plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories.
These tales give the listener a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house and a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for listening to by the fire with loved ones or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.
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By Alex Morrison on 05-12-2016
A thoughtful choice for the Christmas season
Overall I enjoyed this miscellany of Christmas stories and the author's observations of the season. But it is when Jeanette Winterson talks about her own life and her own experiences that the book is by far the most interesting. The little stories in between her reminiscences are a bit formulaic and predictable with shades of A Christmas Carol or the Hollywood movie It's A Wonderful Life. But I really enjoyed the author's insights into her own life as the adopted child of Pentecostal parents living in Accrington in the 1960s. The message of the whole book is to carve yourself out some time at Christmas for philosophical reflection and to do this by taking a little 'time out of time' to cook or read or remember or plan. Well worth a shot.
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By Sophie on 15-01-2017
I love this - it's a keeper
I found these short (and often moving) stories, intervened with the authors christmas foody traditions, inspiring and reflective - I am going to make listening to them again one of my Christmas traditions. The readers are superb - clever and funny.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful