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December Stories 1 by Ian Sansom

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Ian Sansom's December Stories 1 (November 2018)

An Antidote to the Festive Season

A collection of Short Stories, Vignettes, Axioms, the Odd Recipe, Art Criticism, Meditations and Literary Curiosities relating to all things festive.

Praise for Ian Sansom

"Mellow, intelligent and very funny … A perfect antidote for melancholy." The Guardian
"Wonderfully comic … Sansom has an acute sense of the absurd." The Daily Mail
"Daring … Funny … Fearless." The Times Literary Supplement
"Superbly entertaining." The Times
"Strange." The Independent


The anticipation, frustration, despair, ecstasy and uncertainty associated with the festive season are laid bare in Sansom’s latest collection. December Stories will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you wonder how on earth we ever survive this darkest of months. The stories take us on familiar journeys - the Christmas shopping, the Nativity play, the dinner, the drinks - with an unlikely cast of characters including ageing drug dealers, professional thieves and the OriginalBeardedSanta.Com …

About Ian Sansom

Ian Sansom is the author of the Mobile Library and the County Guides series of novels. He writes regularly for the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement and is a columnist for the Spectator. His essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including the Irish Times, the New York Times and the London Review of Books. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

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