After the success of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' name became so synonymous with Christmas that on hearing of his death in 1870 a young girl in London asked, "Mr. Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?" But A Christmas Carol is just the most famous of his Christmas stories, and those contained here in this unforgettable collection - The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain - show Dickens at his heartwarming best.
"Charles Dickens is one of the giants of English literature"
"Nothing seems more quintessentially British than Charles Dickens"
"My all-time favourite author is Charles Dickens"
"There's only one Charles Dickens"
"I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yet"