The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539218

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8450


Delve inside this CHRISTMAS STOCKING choc-full of perfectly themed, never-before-published seasonal short stories perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. By the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author, Katie Fforde. 'A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into' Heat 'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' Sunday Times 'A perfect match for an afternoon curled up on the sofa!' Sun THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING: Romy is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas, though truth be told she isn’t looking forward to it very much. And then she meets Felix – and her plans for the big day suddenly become a lot more interesting. CANDLELIGHT AT CHRISTMAS: It was meant to be the perfect Christmas – surrounded by friends and family in their beautiful home in the country. But then the lights go out, and Fenella knows she will have to work very hard to keep everyone happy ... THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY: It’s Christmas Eve in Crinan, and a young man is on his own with only his nephew and niece for company. Then Ella arrives. Dressed as a fairy, she is determined to wave her wand and give them all the best Christmas ever. And many more! Guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever!

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

An Inspirational Story of a Wish Come True

Author: Rick Osborne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310866456

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5196


This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he's been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker's shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity. Filled with the rich, realistic illustrations of Jim Griffin, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the depth of God's love shown through others as they learn the Christian meaning revealed in The Legend of the Christmas Stocking. Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.

Merry Christmas Stories

Author: "Just Right" Authors and Artists

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486795527

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9802


From the holiday classic "The Night Before Christmas" to lesser-known gems such as "The Christmas Tree that Went Walking" and "Why the Top Sings," this heartwarming illustrated compilation features 15 Yuletide stories.

My Christmas Stocking

Stories, Songs, Poems, Recipes, Crafts, and Fun for Kids

Author: Dan Elish

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 9780831751739

Category: Carols

Page: 82

View: 6787


Each chapter of this Christmas compendium explores a particular theme (e.g., the joy of sharing, family, togetherness, gift giving) and contains an original story, poem, or song.

A Snow Garden and Other Stories

Author: Rachel Joyce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526477

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4772


As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be: A Faraway Smell of Lemon: The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit. The Marriage Manual: Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son’s Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage. Christmas at the Airport: A glitch in the system, travellers stranded and all sorts of lives colliding in the face of a sudden birth... The Boxing Day Ball: Maureen has never been out with the local girls before. Who knew that a disco in the Village Hall could be life-changing? A Snow Garden: Two little boys, dumped with their divorced father for his share of the Christmas holidays and none of them with a clue how to enjoy it. I'll Be Home for Christmas The most famous boy in the world comes home hoping to escape the madness with a normal family Christmas. Trees: As if Christmas wasn't wearing enough, now his elderly parent is asking for a hole in the ground ... Father and son break old habits and plant a tree to mark the start of the new year.

A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447266528

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 2615


A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories is a delightful collection of eighteen of the best of Eva Ibbotson's short stories. They range from nineteenth-century Vienna to the north of England at the end of the last century, from pre-revolutionary Russia to the devastated Brazilian Amazon. Each setting is magically recreated and peopled with the remarkable, memorable characters that are Ibbotson's trademark. In 'A Glove Shop in Vienna', the title story, Great-Uncle Max is torn between his grand and secret passion for Susie, the enchanting glove shop assistant, and the devotion of his large, opera singer wife. Here is Miss Bennett, drama mistress at the fading Markham Street Primary School, whose search for a baby Jesus for the nativity play yields unexpected and miraculous results. Nina, the beautiful chanteuse, never fails to wear a white rose for Paul, the lover who years ago disappeared to allow her success. Kira, a dancer in Russia's Imperial Ballet school, is thrown out onto the streets of St. Petersburg, and found by Edwin, a lonely dreamer. These and many more are the characters whose experience, bittersweet and incurably romantic, is the foundation for Ibbotson's vivid and unforgettable stories.

England and Other Stories

Author: Graham Swift

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874201

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5793


From the Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders and Wish You Were Here, his first new book of short fiction in nearly thirty years: beautifully crafted, piercingly observant stories that unite into a richly peopled vision of a country that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions. Meet Dr. Shah who has never been to India, and Mrs. Kaminski, on her way to Poland; meet Holly and Polly, who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding, and Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Daisy Baker, who is terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor. Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the seventeenth century to the present day, from world-shaking events to the secret dramas lived out in rooms, workplaces, homes. With these open-eyed, eloquent and often comic stories, Swift charts a human geography that moves us profoundly. From the Hardcover edition.

The Inspirational Christmas Almanac

Heartwarming Traditions, Trivia, Stories, and Recipes for the Holidays

Author: Honor Books

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781562927431

Category: Religion

Page: 319

View: 6792


There are so many traditions associated with Christmas -- stories, songs, movies, recipes, performances -- it's sometimes hard to keep track of them all. And which ones lift up Christ? Packed with stories behind the traditions and practical how-to explanations, The Inspirational Christmas Almanac pulls together all of the traditions associated with the true meaning of Christmas in one beautiful book that you'll use year after year. Make this the year to start a family tradition -- or learn where treasured family traditions originated. Features and Benefits The perfect gift for friends and loved ones during the holidays. Filled with fun yet informative Christmas trivia, stories, songs, and more!

Twas the Night Before Christmas and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Rosemary Gray

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226515

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 320

View: 9771


Editedby Rosemary Gray Here is a book no Christmas stocking should be without, a book that positively distils the spirit of the season. The title poem, familiar to children and adults the world over, introduces a collection of stories and verse with a Christmas theme, guaranteed to engage and amuse readers young and old. Likely to provoke laughter and sometimes to bring a sentimental tear to the driest eye, this festive treasure trove is ideal for reading aloud or curling up with in a comfy corner. Scrooge himself would have found it difficult to resist distributing copies on Christmas morning!