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A Christmas Carol is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic and much-loved Christmas tale.Miserable old Ebeneezer Scrooge hates Christmas. Can somebody so selfish, so harsh and so horribly lonely ever change his ways? In one terrifying night, poor Scrooge is haunted by four ghosts. Why do they show him painful visions of his past? Why do they show him other people enjoying Christmas? Why do they show him the deaths of a young boy and of a miserable old miser?Weep and laugh as you read this much-loved Christmas story. Will Scrooge always think that Christmas is 'humbug', or will he learn to shout 'Merry Christmas one and all'?

©2007 Gill Tavner (P)2007 Gill Tavner

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"Miniature masterpieces." ( BBC Radio 4 Open Book)

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Why Change the Story??

Okay, I should have caught this with the word 'retelling' in the title - why on earth would someone change the story line?? This is "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens for crying out loud! You don't mess with "A Christmas Carol"!