Sir David Jason reads Charles Dickens' magical, much-loved Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, unpleasant man who dislikes people generally and Christmas especially. But one Christmas Eve, he has a terrifying experience: He sees the ghost of his one-time business partner, Jacob Marley, who is bound in chains and doomed to wander the Earth because of the sins of his past life. Marley warns Scrooge that he is headed for the same dreadful fate: but there is one possible means of escape.
Soon, he will be visited by three more spirits: the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Can these phantoms persuade Scrooge to change his ways?
Everyone has their preferred festive fare – but what might it tell you about your reading habits? Here, we use cutting-edge literary science to formulate a personalised recommended book list, whether you’re a stuffing buff, a potato pundit or a sprout savant.
Not all superheroes wear capes. A lot of them turn out to be dads or father figures in our lives. So, to celebrate those heroes, we’ve picked out some of our favourite father figures from children’s books.