Synopses & Reviews
1843, London. Though the approaching Christmas looks bleak at the home of the Dickens family, Charles and his pregnant wife Catherine try to maintain a good cheer for their four young children. Debts are mounting, food is scarce, and Charles' books-according to his miserly publisher-are no longer selling.
The Charles has an idea, which comes to him in the ghostly form of Oliver Cromwell, the long-dead, spirit-crushing, Lord Protector of England. A Christmas Carol will be Dicken's most brilliant work yet, both for its mass appeal and underlying political message. But many sinister forces oppose the success of this literary gem. And it is only through faith, kindness and the innate goodness of mankind that A Christmas Carol will become a timeless classic-and that the young writer Charles Dickens will truly save Christmas for all of England...
"A stocking-stuffer par excellence."--Publishers Weekly
"Davis illuminates the dark and brilliant humanity of Charles Dickens-his pervasive anxieties, his love of family, his piston energy, his fabulous imagination-the man who lived a rags-to-riches life more remarkable than any of his stories."--Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language and Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay
This novel imagines how Charles Dickens saved Christmas. It's 1843 in London, and Christmas looks bleak in the Dickens household. So Charles comes up with the idea of writing "A Christmas Carol". Sinister forces oppose the literary gem--but through the faith, kindness, and the innate goodness of mankind, the story will become a classic. Martin's Press.
About the Author
Patricia K. Davis
was raised the daughter of a rear admiral in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, living on both coasts and in Hawaii. During her father's tenure at Pearl Harbor, Davis fell in love with the writings of Charles Dickens. She has worked as a freelance writer for The San Diego Union
and as a script analyst for several independent film companies. A Midnight Carol
is her first novel.