The Snow Sister and a Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll
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The Snow Sister and a Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll

Two short-ish winter tales by the historical children’s novelist and self-confessed snow obsessive, Emma Carroll, who transports readers to a late 19th century frost fair and a family mystery on the streets of a Victorian town near Bath. Carroll’s debut novel Frost Hollow Hall was a superbly creepy winter ghost story, and in the Snow Sister … Continue reading

Shirley Hughes and Clara Vuillamy’s Christmas Books
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Shirley Hughes and Clara Vuillamy’s Christmas Books

  Together with Judith Kerr, Shirley Hughes is the person I look to when I want to be reminded of Christmas past. Lucy and Tom’s Christmas  in particular  feels rather like looking at my own childhood Christmases, laid out in lovely thick gouache. There have been several other wonderful additions to her festive cannon including a … Continue reading