'On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me...' From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, here is a collection sure to satisfy even the Scroogiest of readers. Taking the classic Christmas song as inspiration, these twelve stories offer a sometimes mischievous, sometimes moving - look at the festive season. The twelve contributors are, in order of song: A Partridge in a Pear Tree - STELLA DUFFY; Two Turtle Doves - MIKE GAYLE; Three French Hens - ANNABEL GILES; Four Calling Birds - VAL McDERMID; Five Gold Rings - SHELLEY SILAS; Six Geese a Laying - SOPHIE KINSELLA; Seven Swans a Swimming - HELEN CROSS; Eight Maids a Milking - BEN RICHARDS; Nine Ladies Dancing - LAUREN HENDERSON; Ten Lords a Leaping - JAKE ARNOTT; Eleven Pipers Piping - MATT WHYMAN; Twelve Drummers Drumming - PATRICK NEATE.
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Shelley Silas has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre. Her most recent play, FALLING, was staged in 2002 and received rave reviews. She has written extensively for Radio 4.Review:
A war diary unlike any other... her account is characterised by its courage, its stunning intellectual honesty and by its uncommon powers of observation and perception Antony Beevor One of the most powerful books I've ever read Kate Mosse One of the essential books for understanding war and life A.S. Byatt Tender, funny and enchanting stories MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1844081613