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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448134922
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

A Christmas to Remember




From the bestselling author of In Time for Christmas, comes a story of love and survival set in the years just after World War II

A few days before Christmas Tess Williams rushes into Albert Payne's tobacconist shop, with two boys in hot pursuit, saying she's a thief. Albert chases the boys away, and though Tess does not realise it, this incident changes her life.

Tess lives with her grandmother, Edie, in a small flat on Heyworth Street in Norwich.She has recently returned from Bell Farm, where she was evacuated during the war, and is being bullied by her schoolmates, but when the handsome Snowy White comes to her rescue she thinks her troubles are over, and returns for a working holiday to Bell Farm and her old friend Jonty.

This leaves Edie to her own devices, however, and Tess is jealous of the friendship which blossoms between her grandmother and the tobacconist.Yet though Tess resents Albert, it is to him she turns when things start to go wrong.

  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448134922
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Katie Flynn

Katie Flynn is the author of 47 bestselling novels which have sold over 5 million copies. Her first book, A Liverpool Lass, was published in 1993. Katie Flynn was the pseudonym of the author Judy Turner, who was inspired to write the novels after hearing family recollections of life in Liverpool during the early twentieth century. Judy sadly passed away in January 2019 at the age of 82. Her daughter Holly worked as her assistant for many years and together they co-authored a number of Katie Flynn novels, including Christmas at Tuppenny Corner. The Katie Flynn legacy now lives on through Holly who writes new books, often based on ideas she discussed with her mother.


Holly lives in the north east of Wales with her husband Simon and their two children. When she’s not writing she enjoys walking her two lurchers, Sparky and Snoopy, in the surrounding countryside, and cooking forbidden foods such as pies, cakes, and puddings! She looks forward to sharing many more Katie Flynn stories with readers in the years to come.

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Praise for A Christmas to Remember

This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping

STYLIST

A lot of fun. A wonderful, sad dream of what might have happened

GUARDIAN

An explosive new book

GRAZIA

Sittenfeld's RODHAM offers the catharsis of uncomplicated regret

THE NEW YORKER

While telling a compelling story, RODHAM provides an insightful analysis of the function of sexim in our political discourse. Sittenfeld is at her wittiest when recreating the men who dominate American politics

WASHINGTON POST

A nauseating, moving, morally suggestive, technically brilliant book that made me think more than any in recent memory about the aims and limits of fiction

NPR

Hugely enjoyable

WALL STREET JOURNAL

This isn't just fiction as fantasy, this is fiction as therapy. A serious work of literary fiction designed to rally the spirits of liberal readers

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

'An ingenious yet plausible glimpse of an alternative reality, and so involving that it occasionally comes as a shock to realise that there is a different reality, and we are living in it'

THE SPECTATOR

'By tilting history on its side, Sittenfeld makes Hillary seem a fresh character and remarkably sympathetic'

EVENING STANDARD

'RODHAM explores the mysterious territory between the inner and outer lives of a person who has long been a source of fascination, adulation and loathing'

FINANCIAL TIMES

'Getting inside a living person's head sounds like a colossally bad idea, but Sittenfeld makes it convincing here, just as she did with a character based on First Lady Laura Bush in her 2008 novel, AMERICAN WIFE'

BBC CULTURE

Deviously clever . . . Sittenfeld's Hillary is both a player in the Game of Thrones and a romance novel heroine. She's a brilliant badass who has found her voice and knows how to use it. She's whoever she wants to be

THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

As Hillary finds her groove, so the momentum and entertainment builds, as does your admiration for how ingeniously and plausibly Sittenfeld has re-written the script

DAILY MAIL

A counterfactual novel ... throbs with energy

TLS

A fascinating glimpse into an alternative future

DAILY MIRROR

Pacy... plenty of sex and gossip - and a cameo from a certain yellow-haired, orange-faced president-to-be... ripe for TV adaptation

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

A brilliantly smart re-imagining

WOMAN AND HOME

Sittenfeld's writing is so fine, her characters so vivid, her empathy so profound that she manages to absorb the reader on a level that transcends partisanship. In 2020, that was a remarkable achievement and an enormous gift to her readers

THE NEW YORKER

It ends up being a love letter to a type: the female intellectual, who is given none of the licence of her less talented male peers. At the end, i found myself saying Oh My God

OBSERVER

A triumphant feminist reinvention. Sittenfeld is the bard of presidential female adjacents

VOGUE

RODHAM is wide- ranging political anthropology, concerned not so much with what makes Hillary tick as it is with the culture around her and how she might have shaped events, and been shaped by them, if the pieces of reality's jigsaw were rearranged just so. It's stippled with clever mischief

NEW YORK TIMES

A smartly structured character study and a stay- up- all- night plot . . . A captivating and durable story containing rooms within rooms. RODHAM turns into a high- speed bildungsroman about a woman of formidable intellect and self- insight.

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

It's the genius of Sittenfeld's prose that we come to understand this ambivalence,as well as the deep conflicts in this complicated character. In the longing and loneliness, the anger as well as ambition, this Hillary makes RODHAM a compelling portrait of a future that might have been.

THE BOSTON GLOBE

Tantalizing . . . part thought experiment, part wish- fulfillment fantasy . . . delectably discussable, a book tailor- made for book clubs.

USA TODAY

Wildly compelling . . . What RODHAM is interested in is examining what feminine ambition looks like when it is untethered from a man. . . . Sittenfeld is free to invent, and the reality she builds is deliciously dishy.

VOX

Thought-provoking and compelling

SUNDAY EXPRESS

A moving feat of feminist and novelistic imagination

THE TABLET

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