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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on 3 September 2011
Well written, moving & non patronising these Christmas stories were delightful. There was a good feeling while reading them & a comfortable glow after. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will read again & recommend to others. Excellent value.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2011
Four delightful short stories, all with a Christmas theme.

The first is "The Conversion of Hetherington" - a story about a wealthy man who temporarily stands in for a poor man employed to be a Santa.

The second is "The Child Who Had Everything But" - about a man who is taken by a ghost to visit a sad little boy.

The third is "Santa Claus and Little Billee" - about a boy who gets lost and meets "Santa"

Finally there's "The House of the Seven Santas" - about a freezing child who is rescued by some benevolent men stranded at their Club during a snowstorm.

The stories were published in 1912 but have a real Victorian/Dickensian Christmas feel about them.

There are also a few poems with Christmas themes thrown in for good measure.

Heart-warming Christmas reading.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 8 September 2011
I agree with Maria, lovely stories and poems appropriate to the season. A bit Victoriana but predictable and joyful nontheless.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 8 November 2011
This book was a pleasant enough read to get one in the mood for the fast approaching Christmas period. The Victorian stories were pleasing enough, but I enjoyed the poetry more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2011
I struggled to give a star rating for this, and erred on the stingey side of 3 rather than 4 stars.

This is a sweet little book. Rather twee and predictable, but it does help get you into the Christmas Spirit, especially the last of the four stories. It won't stand up to competitors like Dickens, but it's well worth a read, especially as a free download.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2011
If a book could be described as being soft and gentle then this is it. Each story left me misty eyed. My only critisism ? The book's too short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The short tales in this book are really heartwarming and gave me a nice kind of fuzzy, happy feeling inside. I'd recommend this to anyone seeking to cheer themselves up. There is also a kind of moralistic thread running through the stories.........there is always someone worse off than you are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 December 2011
What wonderful Christmas tales, bringing a feeling of warmth with these lovely short stories of peace on earth and goodwill to all men. There is a quaintness of these Victorian tales set in America, which transfers globally. The stories brought a smile and lost nostalgia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2012
This is a heartwarming little book with seasonal poems and four sweet short stories of kindness and generosity at Christmas. Originally published in 1912, the prose reflects the era and this adds to the book's charm. I can see myself re-reading it every December!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2012
Wow, what can I say, This book is heart felt and worm, I love books like this, you really feel that you are a part of the stories, if you love christmas with all the magic then you should read this. Go on give this one a go, you won't be disappointed.
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