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The perfect winter treat: a beautifully illustrated, spooky and funny book of Christmas stories and recipes from one of Britain's best-loved writers.

A Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year

‘Winterson’s winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavor to leave you aglow’ - Guardian

For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the twelve days of Christmas.


Packed with charm and beautifully illustrated, it's a book that will solve your gift dilemmas and let you escape the less salubrious aspects of Christmas for a literary wonderland.


Winterson’s winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavour to leave you aglow.


Winterson's prose is often witty and sometimes lyrical . . . The recipes come with intriguing glimpses of the writer, her friends, and their Christmas rituals. Spooky, inventive, funny . . . Winterson's mixed bag of fictional treats has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st.

Kirkus *Starred Review*

A pretty cloth-bound book containing an enchanting collection of recipes and short stories… suitably festive with icicles and plenty of mistletoe.

Laura Powell, Sunday Telegraph, Book of the Year

A wonderful mix of festive stories and recipes.

Good Housekeeping

[A] witty, surprising Christmas garland… Wonderfully imaginative and entertaining... Fans of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit will want to try Mrs Winterson’s Mince Pies. Divine.

Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine

Christmas Days is a cracker: always sharp, often funny and moving, it gets to the heart of Christmas’s spiritual role in our often unreligious lives, and its account of Winterson’s personal healing is never less than heartwarming.

Sunday Times

These funny, beguiling tales…pack some serious literary clout.

Hephzibah Anderson, Observer

There is a lightness of touch and passages of thoughtful contemplation that befit the season. A perfect stocking filler.

Daily Express, Book of the Year

It’s the most unusual and surprising book and I haven’t been able to put it down.

Patti Clare, My Weekly

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    November 19, 2018


    304 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook


    November 3, 2016

    Vintage Digital

    304 pages

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