The Christmas Angel

Author(s): Marcia Willett


What is the true meaning of family?

'He feels restless; sad that the tiny, sparkling lights and the pretty tree will no longer be there to brighten the short, dark winter days.'

It's just after Christmas, and four-year-old Jakey is helping to put away the decorations. He hates seeing them disappear back into their boxes, especially the big, homemade angel, which has put in an appearance at family Christmases for many years. Jakey calls her Auntie Gabriel, and she holds a big red satin heart. But things are going to be different for Jakey this year. The Cornish home which he has known all his life is in danger of being sold up and everything is changing. Will this close-knit unit who have come to depend on each other still be together next Christmas? And what will they have learnt about having somewhere you truly belong?


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Marcia Willett's early life was devoted to the ballet, but her dreams of becoming a ballerina ended when she grew out of the classical proportions required. She had always loved books, and a family crisis made her take up a new career as a novelist - a decision she has never regretted. She lives in a beautiful, wild part of Devon where she loves to be visited by her son and his young family. Find out more about Marcial Willett and her books on her website.

General Fields

  • : 9780552164535
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Corgi Books
  • : October 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcia Willett
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 416