The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classics from all eras.
A new collection of Christmas stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, plenty of the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross and Malorie Blackman.
Wendy Cooling, a former teacher and Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Book Trust), works as a freelance book consultant, reviewer and editor. She recently put together the successful millennium collection, CENTURIES OF STORIES. Wendy livesin Hertfordshire.
Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.