A second special collection of Christmas tales from Miss Read - the perfect Christmas present for all ages. Includes all the original line drawings. The Miss Read novels have sold over 3 million copies. The Orion paperback editions have all reprinted. Miss Read is also available on Orion Audio. She has received splendid reviews: 'Unforgettable characters ... drama, romance and humour' Express 'An affectionate, humorous and gently charming chronicle ... sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing' New York Times 'Her books avoid sentimentality and have an asperity like the tartness of a good apple' Sunday Telegraph Magazine 'Here you'll find delicious wit, quirky characters, the colourful intrigues of daily life, and certainly love and laughter ... delightful' Jan Karon
Miss Read was a teacher by profession who started writing after the Second World War. In additional to her novels, she has written on educational and country matters, and worked as a script-writer for the BBC. She lives in Berkshire, and was made an MBE for her services to literature.