The Noel Streatfeild Christmas Holiday Book
Published: 1973
Publisher: JM Dent & Sons
Illustrated by: Sara Silcock

Synopsis:

Which is the most exciting of all school holidays? Noel Streatfeild wonders in the opening pages to this holiday anthology she has so lovingly compiled. Surely it must be Christmas? There is so much to remember in this most festive of all the holidays - and the well-loved Noel Streatfeild has her memories too.

In this beautiful anthology she recalls the Christmases of her childhood, linking her memories with stories and verses carefully chosen to make this a truly beautiful gift book for all time. There are contributions from John Betjeman, Godfried Bomans, Coco the Clown, Helen Cresswell, Rumer Godden, Patricia lynch, Margaret Mahy, Richard Robinson, Talib Saleh and from Noel Streatfeild herself.

Did you ever wonder what happened to the three little Fossils in her story Ballet Shoes - well here is your chance to find out! of course no Christmas anthology would be complete without a Conan Doyle story to make you grip the arms of your chair, or a legend to set you wondering. Both are here.

This book is a companion to two other holiday books, Summer (published) and Easter (in preparation), full of stories and verses appropriate to the different holidays and linked by Noel Streatfeild's own reminiscences

First Edition