• "Packed with charm and beautifully illustrated, it's a book that will solve your gift dilemmas and let you escape the less salubrious aspects of Christmas for a literary wonderland."

  • "Winterson’s winter tales unfailingly succeed in their endeavour to leave you aglow."

  • "Winterson's prose is often witty and sometimes lyrical . . . The recipes come with intriguing glimpses of the writer, her friends, and their Christmas rituals. Spooky, inventive, funny . . . Winterson's mixed bag of fictional treats has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st."

    Kirkus *Starred Review*
  • "A pretty cloth-bound book containing an enchanting collection of recipes and short stories… suitably festive with icicles and plenty of mistletoe."

    Laura Powell, Sunday Telegraph, Book of the Year
  • "A wonderful mix of festive stories and recipes."

    Good Housekeeping