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    • ISBN:9781473639751
    • Publication date:25 Oct 2016

A Fairy Tale for Christmas: a funny, feel-good, glorious Christmas romp

By Chrissie Manby

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A wonderful, heartwarming and funny Christmas novel from Chrissie Manby, perfect for curling up with in front of the fire

'Fabulously funny and festive. An absolute treat full of warmth and romance' - Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage

A wonderful, heart-warming Christmas novel from Chrissie Manby, perfect for curling up with in front of the fire.

What could be more magical at Christmas than a fairy tale come true?

It's the festive season and the members of the Newbay Theatre Society, more commonly known as the NEWTS, are preparing to put on a show. Being cast as Cinderella is the realization of a dream for newcomer Kirsty, not least because she hopes starring in a panto under the direction of her boyfriend Jon will bring them closer together.

But Kirsty soon learns that it's not all glitter and good cheer behind the scenes at the amateur theatre as bitter rivalries nurtured through decades, wardrobe mishaps and suspicious near-fatal accidents threaten to derail the production. And then there's Prince Charming himself. Will working together with Jon bring Kirsty her happy ever after... or reveal their love to be nothing but a 'showmance'?

With Christmas just around the corner, it's going to take more than a Fairy Godmother to get Kirsty and her cast-mates to the ball.

What readers are saying about A Fairy Tale for Christmas:

'Filled with Christmas cheer...a captivating story!'

'A lovely, warm read...highly, highly recommended!'

'A beautiful sparkly warm festive book that will have you feeling ready for the Christmas season!'

'A warm, funny, festive read... an unmissable festive treat'

'A gorgeous, funny, touching story... I was hooked from the first page!'

Biographical Notes

Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.

Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.

You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.

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  • ISBN: 9781473639744
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Filled with Christmas cheer, A Fairy Tale for Christmas is a captivating story — Handwritten Girl
A beautiful sparkly warm festive book that will have you feeling ready for the Christmas season — Charlene Jess Blog
A lovely, warm read... highly, highly recommended! — On My Bookshelf
Praise for Chrissie Manby — :
Manby's novels are made for holidays. — Glamour
A fantastic story about family, friendship, pulling together in times of need, and most importantly of love — Rachel's Random Reads
An enjoyable, festive read that reminded me of the importance of family — Novelicious
This book was a joy to read, and I enjoyed every page. I loved the festive feeling [and] the small touches that made it feel so Christmassy — Chick Lit Chlore
A joyful, light-hearted family novel with a pinch of drama, a little romance, some fun, adorable mischievous cousins and the right amount of Christmas spirit to get you into the mood of the festive season — Anythinggoeslifestyle.co.uk
Hilarious . . . I loved it. Six stars, hurrah! — Daily Mail
This sassy and addictive read will make you laugh - a lot! — Closer
Touching and funny in equal parts, this book will stay with you long after you close the final page. ***** — Heat
Nothing short of brilliant — Marie Claire
'Fabulously funny and festive. An absolute treat full of warmth and romance' — Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage
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