On my bedside table this year are:
Jane Shaw's No Trouble for Susan - skating, pantomime and carol singing - as well as some great characters and atmosphere.
Miss Read - Christmas at Thrush Green - although a newcomer to the Thrush Green novels and co-written with Miss Read - this novel is now a firm favourite.
Mary Gervaise - The Two Veronicas - wonderfully evocative of the 1930's Christmas.
Newcomers this year include:
Trisha Ashley's The Magic of Christmas
Marcia Willett's The Christmas Angel
Cally Taylor - Home for Christmas
I have finally got round to reading Jane Gordon Cumming's A Proper Family Christmas published by Transita and it's a really good read with a wonderful cast of dysfunctional families.
Finally, as an early Christmas present, my lovely husband bought me a year's subscription to Slightly Foxed - so this has found its way onto my reading pile too. It's full of fabulous festive treats. Which reminds me - where would this time of year be without the Girls' Own Annual and articles and stories from the twenties and thirties. More of this excellent publication in my next post.