Christmas Short Story

The King of Christmas: A short story by Owen Matthews

21 December 2019 9:00 am

The Christmas King steps slowly from his house and sniffs the evening’s chill. His tread is dainty, for all his…

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

The boy who dreams: A Christmas short story by Susan Hill

15 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Wake up, boy! Wake up…’ My father was shaking me and I was confused because it seemed that I had…

Illustrated by Jane Webster

‘Jeeves and the Midnight Mess’: A Christmas short story

15 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Christmas Eve in Mayfair, Jeeves! There’s nothing in heaven to top it. Even with the terror of eleventh-hour shopping for…

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

A Christmas ghost story: Here We Come A-Wassailing by Andrew Michael Hurley

16 December 2017 9:00 am

 Andrew Michael Hurley’s debut novel, The Loney, is an unsettling gothic horror story set on a bleak stretch of the…

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

Mrs Badgery

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Wilkie Collins’s ‘Mrs Badgery’, rarely seen since its first publication in Dickens’s Household Words magazine in September 1857, is an…

The Christmas lunch

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy The early Christmas lunch party had been Bunny Wedgewood’s idea. But Bunny had pulled out the…

Susan Hill short story: The Boy on the Hillside

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Listen to Susan Hill read The Boy on the Hillside: [audioboo url=””][/audioboo] The boy, Seth, stirred in his sleep. ‘Cold…’…