The Christmas Mouse by Miss Read

A Nostalgic Story

The Christmas MouseThe Christmas Mouse by Miss Read is a delightful Christmas story set over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the early 1970’s. It evokes childhood memories for me when Christmases were simpler affairs and children were happy to receive such things as dolls, slippers, handkerchiefs and oranges as presents.

Mrs Berry, a widow shares her home with her daughter Mary, also a widow and her two granddaughters aged five and seven years old. The story tells of their preparations for Christmas. Mrs Berry also reminisces of times past.

It was a wonderful little heart warming story. As a child of the 1960’s, I too was reminded of Christmases past. A timeless tale that can be enjoyed by generations to come.



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