Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery and David Litchfield
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Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery and David Litchfield

Scary stories have always been part and parcel of Christmas, from creepy characters like Belsnickel to M.R. James terrifying pupils with his ghost stories around a blazing fire. Ross Montgomery is the latest sick individual to try his hand at this dark art: ‘For me, horror and Christmas work perfectly together. There’s something indescribably creepy … 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