Christmas, A Happy Time (Illustrated Edition) by Miss Mant

Christmas, A Happy Time (Illustrated Edition)

byMiss Mant, Alicia Catherine Mant

Kobo ebook | November 28, 2016

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This is a charming short story about two sisters who look forward to having their older brothers back home from school for Christmas. The setting is the countryside in Great Britain. As you read it to your children, remember that it was written in 1832! So, they may not be familiar with some words, and the writing style may seem a bit dated. Despite a sad moment when the family dog falls through thin ice and drowns, which is used as a lesson for the children to stay off the ice, this is an upbeat bedtime story.

This edition of the book contains the two original illustrations, rejuvenated, and nine additional Christmas illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

Alicia Catherine Mant was born on 15 July, 1788 in Southampton, Hampshire, to Rev. Richard Mant and Elizabeth Roe Mant.  Her father was the rector of All Saints in Southampton, one of whose parishioners was once Jane Austen. Alicia was the youngest of 9 children.

Mant wrote novels, religious texts, and children's stories, sometimes as "Miss Mant." Among her works are Ellen, or, The Young Godmother; The Young Naturalist; and, The Cottage in the Chalk-Pit.

Alicia married late in life (age 47) to Rev James Russell Phillott, a man 14 years her junior. The couple had no children.

She died 26 Feb. 1869 in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.

Title:Christmas, A Happy Time (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 28, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052350202

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