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

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com

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