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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529136388
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas




One family is in for more than festive cheer in this new modern Christmas tale by bestselling author James Patterson

No stockings, no gifts, no tinsel and no tree - has Christmas been cancelled?

It's mid-December and for the fifth year in a row, there is little sign of the festive season in the Sullivan family's home in South London. That is until a mysterious someone starts sending strange gifts to widower Henry and his two children.

First, a small-beaked and feathered face pokes its head out from between the branches of a pear tree. Before they know it, the Sullivan's home is full of boisterous animals and house guests, all demanding their attention.

The next twelve days turn the Sullivan family's lives upside down in ways they never could have imagined. And even though this Christmas will be messy, it may be just the gift their family needs.

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529136388
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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