Now is the time for the really festive books and so here is my favourite book of all time, A Christmas Carol. It brings me joy, happiness and a reminder of how lucky I am and how grateful I should be.
There are countless editions of A Christmas Carol and wouldn’t I love to own them all, but for now my favourite edition is illustrated by Quentin Blake. It’s a beautiful, vintage looking hardback book full of jolly and at times, scary illustrations as we follow Scrooge on his journey of goodwill.
I think everyone should read this once a year. We get caught up in life so easily and understandably so but sometimes it’s so important to stop and take stock and look after ourselves and those around us (including Tiny Tim).
A Christmas Carol is very close to my heart. It’s a book of redemption and love and I love Charles Dickens for bringing it into our lives and very much changing the way we celebrate and look at Christmas.
If you’re lacking in Christmas spirit, then get a copy of this book. If that doesn’t work then …
“Expect the first ghost when the bell tolls one…”
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Quentin Blake