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A Father Christmas Story



Being A Tale of How Father Christmas Came to Be

Paul T Kidd
ISBN 978-1-901864-09-0 (Paperback)
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Publication Details

Author: Paul T Kidd
ISBN 978-1-901864-09-0 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-901864-10-6 (eBook)
Price: See the buy on-line link for price details
Publisher: Cheshire Henbury
Publication Date: 1 October 2007 (Physical Book)
Publication Date: 1 November 2011(eBook)
Number of Pages: x + 94
Number of Chapters: 4
Readership: Adults

Back cover text:
Ever wondered where the fable of Father Christmas came from? Well, here is an imaginative answer. Set in the forests of the cold north one Yuletide Eve long ago, A Father Christmas Story tells of strange encounters and mysterious events. The tale provides an account, in keeping with the spirit of the festive period, of the first appearance of Father Christmas. It is the story of one man's appointment with destiny and a meeting that changed the world forever. Conveying the true meaning of Christmas, this unusual and engaging book is full of familiar Christmas images. It is a must read for the Christmas season.

The underlying story:
In telling this tale the author has addressed two coexisting aspects of Christmas, represented on the one side by cheerfulness, goodwill, kindness, and compassion, and on the other by a harsh, miserable and cynical view of life. In making this contrast the author not only skilfully manages to highlight the true meaning of Christmas, but also shows how individual perspectives of Christmas are always matters of personal choice, something that applies to life in general, not just to Christmas. And this is also relevant to the deeper meaning: a choice between two very different visions of the future, and the need for humanity to re-engage in the battle against the darker vision of life that is now beginning to consume and destroy modern society, and to extinguish the light in the world. Never, in the relatively short existence of the human species, has there been such a pressing need for salvation—of the whole of human civilisation.


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