The Last of the Spirits

In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, two feral children tumble out from beneath the robes of the giant Ghost of Christmas Present. The spirit calls them Ignorance and Want. The Last of the Spirits is my attempt to imagine their story…

The Last of Spirits follows the fortunes, one Christmas Eve long ago, of two street children, brother and sister, Sam and Lizzie, as they get pulled ever deeper into the strange magic that has taken hold of the house of one Ebenezer Scrooge…

Priestleyesque creepiness combines with true charity for a happy Christmas – New Statesman

A spooky, compelling read, especially for ChristmasOur Book Reviews

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2016

The Last of the Spirits is published by Bloomsbury


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