Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas stories

Hot on the heels of my post about contentment, I found myself at a bookshop. In my defence I did say that I couldn't conceive of giving up a good book purchase. Last year, I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens during the holidays and so enjoyed it. I was thrilled to spy this wonderful collection of Christmas short stories on the shelf at Indigo. Some of the authors in this collection are Charles Dickens, Evelyn Waugh, Saki, Elizabeth Bowen, Anthony Trollope, Arthur Conan Doyle and Muriel Spark so it was a no-brainer. Everyman's Pocket Classics has also published a similiar collection called Ghost Stories which looks very tempting. Having a peek at Amazon I see that there's going to be a collection called Love Stories coming out on February 27, 2009. Too bad they miss Valentine's Day, it would make a lovely gift - perhaps for Ukrainian Valentine's Day!


  1. I saw this book at Waterstones yesterday--I might just have to break my resolve about buying more books! Will write more this evening :) K x

  2. Now that I see it, I checked this one out from the library last year. I wish they would publish it in paper--I'd definitely get a copy for myself. I may have to check it out again since we're nearing the holidays. And I must check out the other collections as well--thanks for the heads up.