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Christmas Stories : Twelve Poems to Tell and Share

We all have our own Christmas stories – things that may have happened years ago and that, in the telling and retelling, have become as much part of our festive traditions as the school nativity play or Rudolph’s red nose.

These entertaining and touching poems encompass all manner of tales - there’s a tipsy step-grandad struggling to carve the turkey, a rediscovered collection of Christmas stamps, and a doughty mother leading a troupe of children to cut down a pine tree under cover of dusk.

Of course, stories are also where we keep our memories safe, which is why you’ll find moving poems in which times past and departed loved ones are beautifully conjured back into being.

Included is a special edition postcard of the beautiful poem ‘Christmas Present’ by Stephanie Norgate, who was one of the two winners in the Candlestick Press ‘Christmas Stories’ competition.

Poems by Abeer Ameer, Panya Banjoko, Kathryn Bevis, Jim Carruth, Linda France, John Freeman, Arjunan Manuelpillai, Helen Mort, Victoria Punch, Kostya Tsolakis, Rory Waterman and Tamar Yoseloff.

  • Includes one poetry pamphlet, envelope, and co-ordinating bookmark with space for your own personal message, as well as one special edition postcard.
  • 28 pages.




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