Every day until Christmas Eve, stock librarian Sophie will recommend one of our brilliant new Christmas books for children. Today’s book is Christmas Dinner of Souls, by Ross Montgomery.
An antidote to too much cheer today - this has been described as ‘spooky and bloodthirsty’!
“It’s a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul’s College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lucas, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive - and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul’s College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until - silence. The Dean of Soul’s College has arrived, and the evening’s ceremonies must begin. For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas.”