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A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Williams
  

A Merry Little Christmas

Romantic Fiction   Family Drama   Relationship Stories   
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

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.

If you like Julia Williams you might also like to read books by Milly Johnson, Catherine Alliott and Fiona Walker.

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Synopsis

A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Williams

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.

Reviews

'Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters.'
Fiona Walker

'This is an enjoyable read that will leave you with a warm glow.'
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About the Author

Julia Williams

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. In 1998 following the birth of her second daughter, Julia decided to pursue a freelance career. At the same time she enrolled on a writing course, joined the Romantic Novelist's Association and started writing her first novel. It took her two more years to complete it and get herself an agent, who signed her up the week before the birth of her third daughter. A further six years was to elapse before Julia completed Pastures New, and in the meantime she has also had two picture books published by Evans Publishers, completed two children's novels and self published a book about running the London Marathon. Julia is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelist's Association and she blogs regularly at "http""//maniacmum.blogspot.com.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th October 2012

Author

Julia Williams

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847560896

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