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Christmas Fireside Stories: A Collection of Heart-Warming Christmas Short Stories from Six Bestselling Authors

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In Christmas at Briar Farm by Diane Allen, Christmas preparations are in full swing at Briar farm as the Bainbridge family get ready for a traditional 1960s Christmas—with all the trimmings. In Kate's Miracle by Rita Bradshaw, it's Christmas 1919 and things are looking bleak for Kate and her two small children in the north of England. That is until Kate discovers the stren ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Pan Macmillan
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Clare O'Beara
I enjoyed the short stories well enough, especially one about the soldiers playing football on Christmas Day during WW1, without regard for enemy lines. Clearly no matter how poor people were during the stories here, they wanted to make an effort for Christmas Day, men as well as women, and rations were supplemented, neighbours contributed or children made decorations.

Some of the stories tell of a budding romance, others of overcoming an obstacle. A good fun tale describes a train getting block
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up at a recent church sale as I recognized most of the authors. I enjoyed the 6 Christmas themed short stories and they were a welcome change after a particularly long last read.. The short stories were a pleasure to read and I soon got through them, but unfortunately they only filled half of the book the rest was filled with extracts from books by the same authors. I didn't read these as I don't like to read a chapter or so of a book without the rest, I know that it's suppose ...more
Dannielle Potts
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Lovely Collection Of 6 Short Stories, Set Around Christmas. In Particular, I Can Enjoyed “The Gift”, Depicting Soldiers During WWI. This Is Probably A Story We All Have Heard In One Way Or Another But With A New Spin. As Usual With Stories That Tug At My Heart Strings, I Wished It Had Been Longer. This One Stood Out The Most To Me Of The 6.

What I Wasn’t So Keen On Were The Extracts From Another Of Each Of The Authors Books. I Only Picked This Up At The Library With It Coming To The Festive Se
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming Christmas time stories.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know it's February but even though these are essentially Christmas stories this book can be read any time of the year and give you a real warm glow. Written by 6 authors all the stories have a Christmas theme running through them, perfect for snuggling down in your duvet on a cold winters' night. All the stories are well written and worth the read, I particularly liked The Gift by Margaret Dickinson and A Wounded Christmas by Mary Wood; the first is about 1914 soldiers in the trenches and how ...more
An inoffensive feel-good book, perfect to read in small chunks during the festive season, and may introduce you to authors you hadn't previously experienced
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely short christmas stories
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Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by many further titles including Plough the Furrow, Sow the Seed and Reap the Harvest, which make up her Lincolnshire ...more