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A dysfunctional family reunites for the Christmas holiday from hell in this rediscovered festive classic with fangs: ‘literary comfort and joy’ (Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss) for fans of Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Taylor and Stella Gibbons.
She had her hand on the strings; the puppets could frolic awhile.
The fire is on, sherry poured, presents wrapped, and claws are being sharpened. In a seaside cottage perched on a cliff, one family reunites for Christmas. While snow falls, a tyrannical widowed matriarch presides over her unruly brood. Her niece tends to her whims, but fantasises about eloping; and as more guests arrive, each bringing their secret truths and dreams, the Christmas tree explodes, a brawl erupts, an escape occurs – and their ‘midwinter madness’ climaxes …
Over de auteur van Mistletoe Malice
Kathleen Farrell (4 August 1912 – 25 November 1999) was a British novelist of the post–World War II period.