'Twas the night before Christmas, and high on the shelves
the books started stirring, and dreaming of elves,
of presents and stockings; they’ve been hoping for ages
that the magic of Christmas would rustle their pages.

For did you know, as they wait for St. Nick to arrive,
the best reads of the season at last come alive?
You might hear them exclaim – if you know where to look –
“Happy Christmas to all, and for all a good book!”


Merry Christmas from all at Picador

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