With a real skill of getting right into the lives of the characters she creates, this is Julia’s second Christmas novel. Her first, Last Christmas, sold over 70,000 copies. Three friends have a difficult year juggling the pressures of work and modern family life - then tragedy strikes and all their lives are affected - hopefully a little Christmas spirit can give them all better end to the year? An absorbing novel about family, love and friendship.
With four children, a Christmas cookbook to write, and her mum suffering from dementia, Cat Tinsall has plenty to juggle. When her eldest daughter, Mel, starts going off the rails, Cat has even more on her plate. Pippa Holliday adores her family, although often finds her hands full. When Dan is involved in a terrible accident, Pippa's world is suddenly turned upside down. Balancing her job as a school teacher with twins and her step-son Steven isn't easy for Marianne North. With her husband's ex causing trouble, life is getting even trickier. As Cat, Pippa and Marianne help each other through a difficult year, they're all hoping for a much brighter Christmas.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
'Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters.'
'This is an enjoyable read that will leave you with a warm glow.'
Publication date: 25/10/2012
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||25th October 2012|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Julia Williams was born in London in 1965, the youngest of twins and one of eight children. She attended St Michaels Grammar School, Finchley before studying English at Liverpool University, where she met her husband, Dave, a dentist. They married in 1989. Following university, Julia studied at the London College of Printing, before embarking on a publishing career at Routledge. In 1990, she joined Scholastic Children's Books, where she stayed for eight years. During that time she ran the very successful Point list. Her proudest moment as an editor was editing The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price which won the 1998 Guardian Fiction award. ...More About Julia Williams