but this book is so readable it's nigh on unputdownable.
The story is about a Usurer who doesn't like anyone and isn't liked by anyone. His only love in his miserable life is money and he loathes Christmas with a passion.
His Nephew sees some good in him and entreats him to spend Christmas day with him and his family. The reply he get is 'Bah Humbug'.
On Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley who is lashed all about with chains and boxes of spectral money. He entreats Scrooge to change his ways otherwise he will become like him. Doomed to walk the spirit world for eternity. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spectres when the clock strikes midnight. Scrooge of course just says 'Bah Humbug'.
Anyhow, the spectres appear one after another and this is where the story starts to begin in earnest.
An absolute joy to read and also to watch on the TV.
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