Christmas stories

Ecco Book of Christmas Stories

 Christmas is the storytelling time, the beginning of things expected but not yet seen, of tales suspenseful and mysterious, and full of a comfort of sorts. Internationally acclaimed anthologist Alberto Manguel offers an immensely enjoyable collection of twenty-three brilliant stories from across the globe, written under the merry canopy of Christmas.

The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories includes tales by the best master storytellers, such as “The Turkey Season” by Alice Munro; “Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor” by John Cheever; “Crèche” by Richard Ford; “Horatio’s Trick” by Ann Beattie; “Another Christmas” by William Trevor; and “The Leaf-Sweeper” by Muriel Spark.

The collection also features voices of writers whose work has seldom or never been translated into English, such as “A Risk for Father Christmas” by Siegfried Lenz and “The Night Before Christmas” by Theodore Odrach. Eminently readable, The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories is a celebration of the most magical of seasons.

And Thereby Hangs a Tale

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand new tales showcase Archer’s talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes “A Good Eye,” the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until…

To the Channel Islands in “Members Only,” where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man’s life will never be the same…

To Italy in “No Room at the Inn,” where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel, ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she…

To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn’t have gone up in flames…

Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters.

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