399: Deck the Halls: festive tales of fear and cheer – anthology of short stories for adults

Deck the Halls: Festive tales of fear and cheer - anthologyITEM: Deck The Halls is a collection of short stories (for adults) which includes Rebecca Emin’s story ‘Twenty-Five’


DECK THE HALLS traverses the joy and jeopardy of the festive season, from Yule to Mōdraniht, Summer Solstice to Years’ End. The stories journey through consternations and celebrations, past, present and future, which might be or never were.
Along the way you’ll meet troll hunters, consumer dissidents, corset-bound adventurers, a joint-toking spirit, big-hearted gangbangers, an outcast hybrid spaceship, petrol-toting politicians, mythical swingers and a boy who unwittingly controls the weather.
Heart-warming and horrifying, the collection is a merry measure of cross-genre, short fiction subverting traditional notions of the holiday season.

Rebecca EminBIO:
REBECCA EMIN lives near Oxford in England. Rebecca writes novels for older children, and flash fiction and short stories for all ages. ‘A Knowing Look and Other Stories’ is a collection of Rebecca’s short stories. Rebecca blogs at Ramblings of a Rusty Writer, and you can find out more by following her on twitter as @RebeccaEmin

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.

One comment

  1. Bev Humphrey


Comments are closed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: