The Economist - Christmas Double Issue 2014-12-20/27
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Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: the upcoming Christmas festivities and her ex, James Lacey. This year she is sure that if she invites James to a really splendid, old-fashioned Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log.
The Little Match Girl - Dominoes - Starter Fearful of returning home to a violent father without having sold enough matches for the day, the Little Match Girl remains on the street resigned to warming herself by lighting matches. With each match, she sees a vision--a warm stove, a table laden with hot food, a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with lights leading up to the sky, so high that one becomes a shooting star
Everyone knows that an Effington always gets her way ... but this time it's not going to be easy! Lady Elizabeth Effington simply could not suitably feel the joy of the Christmas season. Ten years had passed since she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth.
For more than twenty years, Richard Sharpe, the brave and dashing officer who rose from rags-on-the-street to a commission in his majesty's army, has been thrilling audiences on page and screen. Sharpe's Ransom, the year is post-war 1815, and Richard Sharpe has retired to France with a new wife and son! As it turns out, peace offers no safety from war. An old enemy appears on Christmas Eve to take Sharpe's family hostage. To save them, Sharpe must appeal to the local villagers, reluctant to trust an Englishman who fought against them not so long ago.