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Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories

Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories

‘A treat for readers of all ages’ Good Housekeeping


In this captivating collection of stories by the author of Ballet Shoes, there are auditions on stage and antics on ice, trips to the pantomime, holiday adventures, and laughter shared with family and friends. Charming, heartwarming and funny, this collection will bring joy to readers of all ages.

Originally written in 1940s-60s for annuals, magazines and the radio, these stories have never been collected before.

With beautiful line drawings by by Peter Bailey.

‘The wonderful Noel Streatfeild’s Christmas Stories collects, for the first time, nine festive stories originally written for annuals and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s . . . As ever, Streatfeild’s children always feel utterly real and relatable. A beautifully produced treat’ Anna Carey, Irish Times



Stories include:
The Audition
The Bells Keep Twelfth Night
The Moss Rose
Thimble
The Princess
The Chain
Christmas at Collers
The Pantomime Goose
Skating to the Stars

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 22nd October 2020

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9780349010939

Reviews

Streatfeild was an accomplished writer of short stories and this lovely collection highlights some of her festive best. The perfect present to read with your children this Christmas
Independent i
[Expect] escapism and writerly ease as Noel Streatfeild recounts stories of auditions on stage, adventures on ice and holiday mayhem. They're social records and thrilling reads
The Times
The wonderful Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories collects, for the first time, nine festive stories originally written for annuals and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s ... As ever, Streatfeild's children always feel utterly real and relatable. A beautifully produced treat
Anna Carey, Irish Times
Not only is this a gorgeous little book, the short stories in Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories have never been collected together in one place before. A treat for readers of all ages
Good Housekeeping