We are publishing a new edition of this Christmas favourite first published in 1990 about a Christmas that nearly goes horribly wrong.An old lady gives Tilly a beautiful ornament to keep for life - The Glass Angels. Illustrated in line by Valerie Littlewood.Postage and packing is free in the UK. For addresses in Europe, including Eire, it is a flat rate of £5 per parcel. We are sorry but we do not ship to the rest of the world.
The story of Ruth, a young woman living in a village in the beautiful English countryside, who is widowed after an accident in which her new husband, Ben, a woodman, is killed by a falling tree and of how she struggles to survive the first terrible year of being alone, as the seasons change, moving her away from the Springtime of the Year. The various members of Ben’s mourning family react in their different ways but their attitudes towards the realities of life and death exclude Ruth. Both the Hamish Hamilton hardback and the Penguin paperback editions are out of print.
Young officer John Hilliard returns to his battalion in France following a period of sick leave in England. Despite having trouble adjusting to all the new faces, the stiff and reserved Hilliard forms a friendship with David Barton, an open and cheerful new recruit who has still to be bloodied in battle. As the pair approach the front line, to the proximity of death and destruction, their strange friendship deepens. But each knows that soon they will be separated . . .
"I didn't want you to come here". So says the note that the boy Edmund Hooper passes to Charles Kingshaw upon his arrival at Warings. But young Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Hooper and his father in the ugly, isolated Victorian house for good. To Hooper, Kingshaw is an intruder, a boy to be subtly persecuted, and Kingshaw finds that even the most ordinary object can be turned by Hooper into a source of terror. In Hang Wood their roles are briefly reversed, but Kingshaw knows Hooper will never let him be. Kingshaw cannot win, not in the last resort.
May, Colin, Frank and Berenice – the four children of John and Bertha Prime, were brought up in the farm called The Beacon, a bleak, windswept place but one in which they spent a happy, close-knit childhood. Or did they ? They all remembered it that way, apart from Frank, who went to London, became a journalist and then wrote a dreadful ‘misery memoir’, The Cupboard under the Stairs, in which he told the ‘truth’ about his abused childhood. But what was the truth ?
Fanny, now an old lady, looks back to one magical Christmas when she was a small girl in a country Vicarage. She remembers visiting a new born baby, decorating the house with the holly and the mistletoe bough, going to church through the snow on Christmas morning and much more. That Christmas seems to be lit for her by the lanterns carried by the carol singers, down through the years. Special limited edition. Cloth bound in purple cotton cloth and in a scarlet slip case. With illustrations by John Lawrence.Postage and packing is free in the UK.