Round About the Christmas Tree: A Miscellany of Festival Stories
Edited by Becky Brown
Introduction by Ned Halley
Illustrations by Alice Ercle Hunt
16mo. pp. xvii, 341. hardcover cloth with all edges gilt & ribbon marker. dw. London: Macmillan Collector's Library, 2018.
ISBN-10: 1509866566 / ISBN-13: 9781509866564
The perfect gift for booklovers, this anthology shows how Christmas was an inspiration for so many famous writers, whether it be a time for celebration, for family, or a chance to remember those in hardship. This festive collection contains heartwarming stories, comic fun, touching whimsy, and even a crime story to solve. Round the Christmas Tree includes stories from: Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, J. M. Barrie, L. Frank Baum, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O. Henry, William Dean Howells, Washington Irving, L. M. Montgomery, E. Nesbit, Saki, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope.
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