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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

9781843651215

£12.99 HB

Pavilion Children’s

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

Well I did it, my Christmas advent of festive books is over and what fun I’ve had picking my favourites. I hope you’re all in a warm place, with a good book and excited for the festive times ahead, what ever you may be doing, whomever you may be with.

I’m signing off for a blog break over Christmas and until the New Year. I’ll be back at the beginning of January and I’ve got some amazing books to review, from the first publication by new published Nosy Crow, to the new world of werewolves…it will all be here. Merry Christmas and I leave you with one final book and by far, my favourite. Actually, I leave you with two books. The first, ‘The Night Before Christmas’ because well, it’s the night before Christmas and the second, ‘A Christmas Carol’ because this is my favourite book of all time and I think we all need a reminder of the things we have the people we should appreciate and care for.

‘The Night Before Christmas’  by Clement C Moore is published by HarperCollins, £5.99

9780007167111

‘A Christmas Carol’ is published as a beautiful hardback brought back to life through Quentin Blake’s cult illustrations. A faultless story. Enough said.

Published by Pavillion, £14.99

9781843651215

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