Letters from Father Christmas: Complete & Unabridged

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9780007195527: Letters from Father Christmas: Complete & Unabridged

The complete series of Father Christmas letters written by JRR Tolkien for his own children between 1920 and 1943.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches.

The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!

Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and ‘authenticity’ of Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas.

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‘Tolkien at his relaxed and ingenious best’
The Times

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This CD comprises a festive reading of letters written by Tolkein to his children, in the guise of Father Christmas, over a period of twenty years.

The letters tell the adventures – and misadventures! – of Father Christmas’s life at the North Pole, and of his helpers – the mischievous North Polar Bear and sensible Ilbereth the Elf.

The letters are perfect for reading aloud, with plenty of humor. They also interspersed with carols and Christmassy music to give a real seasonal feel.

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