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An International Christmas

Seasonal Stories and Poems from Canada and Around the World

by Grace Pacey; John Julius Norwich; Margaret Laurence; Roy McGregor; Tim Wynne-Jones; Maureen Hull; Annie Dillard; Heinrich Boll; P. K. Page; Milton Acorn; John Terpstra & Wendy Cope

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published: Sep 2004
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CBC Radio has broadcast countless Christmas stories and poems over the years. Listeners have rejoiced in the wry humour of Grace Paley's tale “The Loudest Voice” and laughed out loud at poet John Julius Norwich's clever twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Now, for the first time, these seasonal treasures can be enjoyed on CD. An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. With something for all ages, this entertaining audio compilation includes heartwarming Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Böll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope. Experience a northern Christmas in Roy MacGregor's beloved fable “The Christmas Spoon.” Step into the shoes of a repentent German husband in a touching story by Heinrich Böll, and consider the aftermath of all those Christmas-morning sweets in the hilarious American poem “The Night After Christmas.” An International Christmas makes enjoying Christmas literature as easy as playing Christmas music. So put another log on the fire and listen in!

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Grace Pacey

An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Böll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.
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John Julius Norwich

An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Bõll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.
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Margaret Laurence

MARGARET LAURENCE was the author of many classic works of fiction, and twice won the Governor General's Award.
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Roy McGregor

An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Böll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.
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Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. He lives in Perth, Ontario. Visit Tim Wynne-Jones' website: http://www.timwynne-jones.com/
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Maureen Hull was born and raised on Cape Breton Island. She studied at nscad, Dalhousie University and the Pictou Fisheries School. She has worked at the costume department of Neptune Theatre and as a lobster fisher. She lives on Pictou Island in the Northumberland Strait. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, most recently Christmas Family Treasures. Her short story collection, Righteous Living, was short-listed for the Danuta Gleed Award, and several of her stories have been read on CBC Radio.
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An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Böll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.
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An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich Bõll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain's John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.
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P.K. Page is one of Canada’s most esteemed poets whose literary career spans the past five decades. She is the author of some twenty books including ten volumes of poetry in addition to memoir, fiction and children’s titles. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1957, P.K. Page was also appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. Most recently her volume Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New was short-listed for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. There Once Was A Camel is P.K. Page’s seventh book for children. Born in England and brought up on the Canadian prairies, P.K. Page resides in Victoria, British Columbia.
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P.K. Page is one of Canada’s most esteemed poets whose literary career spans the past five decades. She is the author of some twenty books including ten volumes of poetry in addition to memoir, fiction and children’s titles. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1957, P.K. Page was also appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. Most recently her volume Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New was short-listed for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. There Once Was A Camel is P.K. Page’s seventh book for children. Born in England and brought up on the Canadian prairies, P.K. Page resides in Victoria, British Columbia.
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P.K. Page is one of Canada’s most esteemed poets whose literary career spans the past five decades. She is the author of some twenty books including ten volumes of poetry in addition to memoir, fiction and children’s titles. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1957, P.K. Page was also appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. Most recently her volume Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New was short-listed for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. There Once Was A Camel is P.K. Page’s seventh book for children. Born in England and brought up on the Canadian prairies, P.K. Page resides in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent UK. After reading history at Oxford, she worked as a primary school teacher in London until the publication of her first book, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, in 1986. Since then she has been freelance. Her fifth collection of poems, Anecdotal Evidence, was published in 2018. She has also written for children and edited several anthologies. She was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2010.
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