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Need a Christmas book club suggestion please

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Queenfreak Fri 15-Nov-19 08:09:33

Just that really.
I know Dickens is the obvious suggestion, but I'm looking for something different.
Any genre, except mills and boon type stuff. X

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StitchesInTime Fri 15-Nov-19 09:36:44

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett?

Queenfreak Sun 17-Nov-19 21:57:31

Oooh yes! Great suggestion. Thanks stitchesinTime

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ChessieFL Thu 21-Nov-19 19:41:35

I like Mr Dickens And His Carol by Samantha Silva. It’s a fictionalised story about Dickens writing A Christmas Carol and it’s lovely!

CountFosco Thu 21-Nov-19 19:49:21

'A Good Man in Africa' by William Boyd is set the week before Christmas. Not your typical Christmas novel though grin.

whatsinthebagwhatcoulditbe Thu 21-Nov-19 19:50:26

They are children's books, but I love John Masefield, notably The Box of Delights, which is set in winter. If you did it with its prequel you'd probably have enough to discuss at a book group.

whatsinthebagwhatcoulditbe Thu 21-Nov-19 19:51:47

@CountFosco that novel made me literally cry with laughter.

Clawdy Sun 24-Nov-19 12:59:26

We all enjoyed "Hercule Poirot's Christmas."

highlandcoo Mon 25-Nov-19 00:39:54

Two very different books, both set in Alaska in winter:

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, is excellent. Atmospheric and involving, based around a murder trial but much more than a crime novel.

Or The Snow Child by Eowen Ivey is a more of a fairytale if you are looking for a lighter read.

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