Star Rating: ★★★★✰ It’s Christmas Village’s most wonderful time of year when all the inhabitants are preparing for the annual, week-long Christmas Festival. But all is not right at Plum Cottage, as a troupe of entertainers in town for the festival are shocked at the death of their manager, Mr Stipes.
It's the most wonderful time of the year...or so they say. I'm going to have to admit that I'm not really a big Christmas-lover. Don't get me wrong, I like the day itself: spending time with the family, eating all the Roses I can possibly fit in my stomach, you know, Christmas stuff.
But the build up annoys me. The fact that Halloween is barely over before people start celebrating Christmas and you just get sick of it all by the time the 25th December comes around.
So it takes a bit to get me into a good Christmas spirit. And that bit is books. So here's my recommendations for the best Christmassy books to read before it's all over again for another year.