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The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Les Standiford Publisher: Crown Product Description As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would […]

A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Godine Storyteller)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dylan Thomas Publisher: David R Godine Product Description This is one of Ardizzone’s last books, and in our mind one of his best; a gentle and beguiling memoir of a Christmas spent in Cardiff when Thomas was a child. Ardizzone’s quick, sure brushwork is not only the perfect complement to a […]

Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Maya Angelou Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks Product Description In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world. Maya struggles to support herself and her son through a series of odd jobs and weathers a […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Les Standiford Publisher: Crown Product Description As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would […]