If you love The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as I do, then The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, by bestselling author Charlie Lovett, is a very wonderful companion piece that gives a look at what might have happened had Scrooge continued to spread his joy every day of the year and not just after that first reformative Christmas.
This book will make you realize again the important things in life! It’s excellent and a must have for any true book lover’s collection. Lovett loved Dickens and he integrates so much of Dickens’ other works, and the customs he brought to life that we still do today, into this little novella. From the book Scrooge reads, to the city streets, to the book on his nightstand, there are a trail of meanings and symbolism throughout the book.
I loved revisiting with other characters from The Christmas Carol, like the ghost of Marley or the memorable Bob Cratchett. Lovett did a great job with the whole supporting cast, making them come alive off the page.
The book truly made me think about how we live and act today and why we more than ever need to remember the meaning of The Christmas Carol not just on Christmas but throughout the year! This is a great piece for anyone who has any sort of Christmas or Dickens’ collection. I know it’s going to be a happy addition to our Dickens shelf and our Christmas Carol collection! I loved all the information he packed into his acknowledgement as well.
A novella of true Christmas spirit and lyrical happiness, comfort, and hope. Highly recommended for everyone!
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, Info~
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Viking (October 20, 2015)
A delightful sequel to Dickens’s beloved A Christmas Carol by the bestselling author of First Impressions and The Bookman’s Tale.
On a hot summer day some twenty years after he was famously converted to kindness, Ebenezer Scrooge still roams the streets of London, spreading Christmas cheer, much to the annoyance of his creditors, nephew, and his employee Bob Cratchit. However, when Scrooge decides to help his old friend and former partner Jacob Marley, as well as other inhabitants of the city, he will need the assistance of the very people he’s annoyed. He’ll also have to call on the three ghosts that visited him two decades earlier. By the time they’re done, they’ve convinced everyone to celebrate Christmas all year long by opening their wallets, arms, and hearts to those around them.
Written in uncannily Dickensian prose, Charlie Lovett’s The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scroogeis both a loving and winking tribute to the Victorian classic, perfect for readers of A Christmas Caroland other timeless holiday tales.
Praise for The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge
“Lovett has written a delightful sequel to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. . . . Told in the style of Dickens with a sly wit, this is an excellent companion to the original Christmas classic.” —Library Journal
“Consider this book as one to drop in stockings by the fireplace or give as a gift to those who already know one person can make a difference in the lives others, or to those who need such a reminder . . . an enjoyable literary excursion.” —Durham Herald-Sun
A Parade Magazine Book for Every Stocking pick
“When we last heard from Mr. Scrooge, he was bursting with Christmas cheer. Here, author Charlie Lovett picks up the story (ghosts and all) of what happens 20 years later.” —Parade Magazine
Charlie Lovett Biography~
Charlie Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in America.
A teacher and playwright, his plays for children have been seen in more than three thousand productions. He is the bestselling author of First Impressions and The Bookman’s Tale.
He and his wife split their time between North Carolina and England.
Visit him online at www.charlielovett.com for more information.