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On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me...' From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, here is a collection sure to satisfy even the Scroogiest of readers. Taking the classic Christmas song as inspiration, these twelve stories offer a sometimes mischievous, sometimes moving - look at the festive season. The twelve contributors are, in order of song: A Partridge in a Pear Tree - STELLA DUFFY; Two Turtle Doves - MIKE GAYLE; Three French Hens - ANNABEL GILES; Four Calling Birds - VAL McDERMID; Five Gold Rings - SHELLEY SILAS; Six Geese a Laying - SOPHIE KINSELLA; Seven Swans a Swimming - HELEN CROSS; Eight Maids a Milking - BEN RICHARDS; Nine Ladies Dancing - LAUREN HENDERSON; Ten Lords a Leaping - JAKE ARNOTT; Eleven Pipers Piping - MATT WHYMAN; Twelve Drummers Drumming - PATRICK NEATE.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844081011
ISBN-10: 184408101X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shelley Silas

Shelley Silas has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre. Her most recent play, FALLING, was staged in 2002 and received rave reviews. She has written extensively for Radio 4.

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