Written by Robert Westall
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Robert Westall was without doubt one of the finest children's authors of the 20th century. In this marvellous collection, his favourite themes come to the fore - cats, christmas and ghosts. Beautifully illustrated by enormously respected John Lawrence, there is a chilling but moving ghost story, a totally absorbing cat story both of which are centred around Christmas. Westall explores wider themes too: childhood experiences, family relationships and social justice. This is a very special book indeed and a marvellous gift for anyone of 8 upwards.
Christmas Spirit by Robert Westall
In The Christmas Cat a girl’s miserable holiday at her uncle’s vicarage is saved by the appearance of an unruly neighbour and an abandoned, pregnant, cat. In The Christmas Ghost a boy has a hair-raising Christmas Eve encounter with a ghost at the factory where his father works – a ghost who must convey a desperate message. It is only by convincing the adults around them to believe – in them or other people – that the two protagonists save the spirit of Christmas. With atmospheric masterful line drawings by John Lawrence this is a very special book – for Christmas or any time of year.
"Like a good gingerbread, both tales have sweetness, spice and bite." Publishers Weekly
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