Dickens' Christmas: A Victorian Celebration Simon Callow
Multi-talented Simon Callow, who has triumphantly brought Charles Dickens to audiences worldwide in his award-winning show The Mystery of Charles Dickens, now brings him to life on the page, lovingly re-creating the phenomenon of Christmas that fascinated the great novelist. From the ancient world of Christmas Past, Callow works his pleasurable way through a Victorian riot of wassail, plum pudding and mistletoe - not forgetting Christmas as a time to remember those less fortunate. Packed with evocative illustrations, this literary Christmas cracker has as its novelty filling the complete text of A Christmas Carol, with a memorable cast including Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, whose toast,'God bless us, every one!' will for ever sum up the spirit of Christmas.