Date Posted: 12th December 2016
A pocket sized poem to perk up your pre-Christmas reading, Carol Ann Duffy’s 2010 reimagining of Clement C Moore’s classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is sure to delight children both young and old who have stayed up long into the night to discover a certain red-suited man…
Date Posted: 9th December 2016
C. S Lewis’ classic tale about a land with no Christmas may not seem like quintessential festive reading and yet every year, I find myself desperately wishing that I could step through the wardrobe in this wonderful world of winter….
Date Posted: 8th December 2016
Here at Literature Works we love Terry Pratchett’s work and in our endeavour to bring you our favourite festive reads, we think that The Hogfather, the 20th novel in the Discworld series is an absolute must read for Pratchett fans and those looking for a festive twist!
Date Posted: 6th December 2016
The Nutcracker was originally written in 1813 by E T A Hoffman and has inspired artists, writers, composers for over 200 years. It is a captivating Christmas classic that is returned to again and again and it’s not difficult to see why…
Date Posted: 2nd December 2016
“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house / not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”. I remember rushing to bed on Christmas Eve, not just to await the arrival of a certain red suited man, but also to experience the moment when my mum would pull out our much loved illustrated copy of the poem and would begin with those magical words.
Date Posted: 1st December 2016
“Bah Humbug,” two words from Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 Christmas story from the Christmas Books, which are synonymous with someone lacking in Christmas spirit and yet, on this, the first day of December we turn to it once again as a Christmas favourite to help us find the Christmas spirit.
Date Posted: 30th November 2016
2016 has been an excellent year for the psychological thriller market. So to, has it been for the unreliable and yet strangely familiar, even relatable female protagonist. Maggie James’ His Kidnapper’s Shoes, is another stellar example of this.
Date Posted: 25th November 2016
As a South West literature agency, we love reading books that draw upon the region’s rich cultural history and Penhaligon’s Attic, the first novel in the new ‘Penhaligon Saga’ by West Country Hybrid author Terri Nixon certainly delivers on that point.
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