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Christmas or winter themed book?

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Clawdy Fri 07-Oct-16 16:11:26

It's my turn to choose the book group novel for reading over the Christmas period. Any suggestions? In the past we've done Winter Ghosts, and Hercule Poirot's Christmas. Anything winter or Christmas themed would be good.

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MermaidofZennor Fri 07-Oct-16 16:51:13

Winter, rather than Christmas, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Winter Book by Tove Jansson

Clawdy Fri 07-Oct-16 17:30:05

Yes, The Winter Book is lovely, forgot that one.

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MerlinsScarf Fri 07-Oct-16 17:36:32

Oh The Winter Book is a delight. Have you read The Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer? If Hercule Poirot's Christmas went down well then it might be popular.

Ladybirdturd Fri 07-Oct-16 18:39:14

The snow child is such a magical emotional book. One of my favourites.

OliveBranchCollins Fri 07-Oct-16 20:50:11


Popsicle789 Fri 07-Oct-16 20:51:04

Winter Solstice (Rosamund Pilcher)

Toffeelatteplease Fri 07-Oct-16 20:55:10

A Christmas Carol

Clawdy Fri 07-Oct-16 20:55:27

Thanks, these are great suggestions, going to check them all.

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cdtaylornats Fri 07-Oct-16 22:10:13

An Anne Perry Christmas: A Christmas Journey / A Christmas Visitor

Clawdy Sat 08-Oct-16 14:45:28

Will check Anne Perry, her name rings a bell.

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cdtaylornats Sat 08-Oct-16 16:15:39

Anne Perry writes the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series

Inkymalinky Sat 08-Oct-16 17:07:55

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver is good. A bit spooky and chilling if you like that sort of thing!

Clawdy Sat 08-Oct-16 18:13:35

Yes, spooky and chilling sounds fine!

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BeverleyBrook Sun 09-Oct-16 08:45:24

The Dark is Rising is excellent

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Oct-16 17:38:01

Non-fiction - The Worst Journey in the World

Children's books:
Little Women
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
His Dark Materials
Ballet Shoes

MermaidofZennor Sun 09-Oct-16 18:16:29

Michelle Paver has a new ghost story out - Thin Air which sounds quite appealing. Perfect for a creepy Autumn/Winter read. <Adds to my out of control tbr list>

PhyllisWig Sun 09-Oct-16 18:40:27

The box of delights - ok it's kids fiction but I read it every Christmas for 20 years until I was 30. May re read it again this year actually

boldlygoingsomewhere Sun 09-Oct-16 18:47:05

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchet
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgewick
The Mistletoe Bride by Kate Mosse

Also agree with the suggestion of The Snow Child - beautiful book.

Clawdy Sun 09-Oct-16 20:30:49

Great suggestions here, thanks!

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dannyglick Mon 10-Oct-16 21:14:01

Rachel Joyce's Snow Garden is a lovely book of short, interlinked stories, with a festive theme ( author of the Harold Fry book, which I also loved).

Clawdy Mon 10-Oct-16 21:42:13

Yes, I liked that one too.

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Wildernesstips Thu 13-Oct-16 21:42:23

Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne is a wintery book - think it is set around thanksgiving.

Clawdy Sat 15-Oct-16 22:50:30

Will check it out.

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albertcampionscat Sat 15-Oct-16 22:57:43

What Remus said.

Worst Journey is long, but you could just read the winter journey chapter 'if you march your winter journeys you will have your reward as long as what you want is a penguin's egg'.

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