The Little Book of Christmas Memories

Stories from Some of Ireland's Best-Loved Writers


Nostalgic, heart-warming, and festively fun, The Little Book of Christmas Memories is an uplifting collection of stories centered on memories of Christmases past.
Publication date:
April 2015
Publisher :
Liberties Press
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ISBN : 9781907593109

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"There are no days more full than those we go back to. All those Christmases collide into each other and my memory is decorated by a series of mirrors, flashing light into chambers of sound and color…the briquettes sparking red-layered on the fire, the crinkling of the ridiculous paper hats at dinnertime…and the laughter moving to deep silence at three in the afternoon when we leaned up against one another like old tires, full of turkey and gravy and trifle and God knows how many slices of plum pudding."

From 'Every Christmas Morning now, Every Christmas Morning' then by Colum McCann.

Packed with contributions from some of Ireland's best-loved writers, including Roddy Doyle, Alice Taylor, Colum McCann, Sinéad Moriarty and John Boyne, among others, each of the author royalties from this collection will be donated to Aware, a charity that supports individuals and families affected by depression. Festive stories vary from vivid recollections of a childhood Christmas spent in Ireland to travels as far as modern-day New York. Each unique story captures the range of emotions that come bundled up with Christmas memories. Without a doubt, The Little Book of Christmas Memories is the perfect fireside companion for this season as well as an ideal Christmas present!

Contributors: Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, John Boyne, Giles Brody, Declan Burke, Mary Lys Carbery, Patricia Carr, Tony Clayton-Lea, June Considine, Carl Corcoran, Tony Corcoran, Mary Costello, Kevin Curran, Bethany Dawson, Roddy Doyle, Anne Droney, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Barbara Gibson, Virginia Gilbert, Kevin Gildea, Maura Gilligan, Liam Greene, Aidan Grennan, Linda Guerin, Antonia Hart, John Haskins, Sharyn Hayden, William Jenkins, Eileen Keane, Claire Keegan, John Kelly, Anna Laerke Byrne, Shirley Lanigan, Catherine Leon (née Dunne), Sandra Mara, Brian McCabe, Paul McDermott, John Montague, Seamus Moran, Colum McCann, John Montague, Sinead Moriarty, Joe Murphy, Kate Murphy, Breda Nathan, Tom Nestor, Senator David Norris, Lisa O'Callaghan, Deridre O'Mahony, Seán Ó Riain, Stephen O'Sullivan, Marie Smyth, Alice Taylor, Yseult Thornley, Michael Thurlow, Carol Tobin, Karina Tynan, Susan Virsano, Elizabeth Wassell, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Tara West, and Phil Young.