The Book-a-day Challenge! – 11. Christmas classic

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At the risk of being totally predictable, I’ve spent ages trying to think of another Christmas book I adore more than this one. I can’t.

11. Christmas classic


I love love love this book and if any of you haven’t read it, for the love of Kermit pick it up this Christmas. A lot of people are under the misapprehension that Charles Dickens is hard work. This simply isn’t true. Yes, some of the page counts are daunting and no, you can’t skim read pages of dialogue and it all sink in (this is the nineteenth century after all) but I simply can’t express how well-drawn his characters are and how inspired and moving his plot-lines.  There’s a reason these stories, A Christmas Carol included, permeate the fabric our society. Dickens is genius and may we all bow down and admire. I read one of his novels every winter and it really is something to savour. Sigh.

4 thoughts on “The Book-a-day Challenge! – 11. Christmas classic

  1. I have not read any Dickens in years, considering I was a bit of a fan when we were doing Our Mutual Friend for A level. I have never read Christmas Carol, you have reminded me why I loved his books, maybe I will give it a go. thanks


    1. Oh marvellous recommendation thanks! I’m on a total binge at the moment. Taking me weeks to read DC BUT…it just took a very good turn and I’m hooked again (felt a little too jaded from Christmas parties to make any real headway with it last week!)


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