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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787301610
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

Station Jim

A sweet and heart-warming illustrated Christmas tale for all the family about one special dog's railway adventures.




A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift.

A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift.One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train…Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he’s never found an abandoned puppy on his train before. He has no intention of keeping it but his five children - Alfie, Arthur, Beryl, Sissy and Albert – have other ideas and Jim is soon a much-loved, but often disruptive, member of the family. Whether it’s his feud with the cat, getting stuck in rabbit-holes, accidentally going to sea, accompanying the children to school or carol singing at Christmas, Jim has a knack of making himself the centre of attention. This little black and tan puppy with its small bright eyes and very waggy rump becomes something of a hero in his town, and even catches the eye of the King himself.

Station Jim is a story for both children and adults and includes delightful pictures by celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.

  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787301610
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators. She is the author of the immensely popular Blue Kangaroo series and many other books, and has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Dickinson, Michael Morpurgo and, most recently, Quentin Blake.

Praise for Station Jim

De Bernieres is a gorgeous storyteller

Daily Telegraph

A singular, cherishable voice

Mail on Sunday

A charming collection of stories with beautiful illustrations

Sarah Kingsford, Sunday Express

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