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Unexpected Tales of Christmas Magic

Paul T Kidd
ISBN 978-1-901864-12-0 (Paperback)
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Publication Details

Author: Paul T Kidd
ISBN 978-1-901864-12-0 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-901864-13-7 (eBook)
Price: See the "buy on-line" link for price details
Publisher: Cheshire Henbury
Publication Date: 6th November 2012 (Physical Book)
Publication Date: 6 November 2012 (eBook)
Number of Pages: x + 79
Number of Chapters: 3
Readership: Adults and Children 12 years and up

Back cover text:
In the best tradition of Christmas stories, Father Christmas Adventures provides a celebration of the festive season, while also critiquing contemporary society. Consisting of three short tales, all involving Father Christmas, this book delivers fables with unexpected twists and encounters, resulting in a degree of novelty that is rarely seen in this genre of fiction. Starting with a light-hearted account of what happens to parents who do not believe in Father Christmas, the book then offers a story where Father Christmas shows his concern for humanity's often damaging attitudes towards the natural world. Both tales hint at darker forces at work in the world, but this darkness comes to the fore in the final story, which cleverly links Father Christmas to one of the wise men in the nativity, while also creating an entanglement with an earlier work by the author (A Father Christmas Story). Father Christmas Adventures is a festive season delight that will truly stir the Christmas spirit and leave the reader reflecting on the author's crystal clear message concerning the urgent need for all peoples of the Earth to re-engage in saving humanity from itself.


Underlying theme:

This book is a collection of three short Christmas stories, being tales that reflect the Christmas spirit, while also exploring various facets of the world in the 21st century, including: the dehumanising and damaging effects of modern science, engineering and technology; the increasing lack of wisdom in western societies; and the often blind and unquestioning adherence of people to ideologies, and what all this could lead to ... Not what most people want or are expecting!

Starting with a light-hearted tale of Christmas magic, but with that hint of darkness often found in Christmas stories, the mood of the book shifts as the stories unfold, to one that is much darker and full of foreboding for the future, but still with that suggestion of the possibility for humanity to save itself from that which, is so obvious, it has now become hidden from view. People, not now focused on what really matters, the soul, whatever each may believe that to be, are increasingly becoming caught-up in a spiral of materialism, greed, and self-indulgence, as though such behaviour can have no consequences … for individuals, for humanity, for society, for civilisation. The final words in this new book are also a warning about the inevitability of these consequences if humanity does not now act to change its path.


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