Christmas at the Secondhand Bookworm: Book Three

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Christmas has arrived and it's a week of mayhem in The Secondhand Bookworm, a three floored bookshop filled with countless used or antiquarian books upon books upon books. This is the third book in the series.
Christmas has arrived and it's a week of mayhem in The Secondhand Bookworm, a three floored bookshop filled with countless used or antiquarian books upon books upon books. The winter weather descends upon Castletown and threatens to add snow-sludge chaos to the festivities, but nothing seems to be able to deter the many regulars hunting out their obsessive collections, numerous postcard buyers demanding Christmas stamps and the new Woman in Gold from sporting a variety of ludicrous hats.

Nora Jolly quickly discovers that someone has painted the front room of the shop pink, that one of their regulars has started to steal books, that the singing and parachuting Father Christmas decoration has some rather eccentric competition, what it's like to be snowed in with only 27,000 books for company and how many people will utter the dreaded phrase: 'It's warm in here!" when they enter wrapped in their scarves, bobble hats, gloves and coats.

The owner of The Secondhand Bookworm, Georgina Pickering, meanwhile has the flu but she's determined to be well enough for the Christmas staff meal at a Chinese restaurant, where things escalate rapidly out of control when a rival party group named 'Grott and Co' starts lobbing food at The Secondhand Bookworm gathering, the DJ is acting suspicious and the dance floor is disturbingly close to where they are sitting.

Betty puts on a disguise for some amusing undercover work, Humphrey battles jealousy when the new Duke of Castletown takes up residence in his freshly renovated castle and takes a liking to Nora, Cara enjoys attention from Nora's brother, Seymour whose opening night at his theatre is the final festive gathering for staff and a variety of bookworms on Saturday night, and Roger, as glum as usual, isn't that impressed about sporting a Christmas Turkey hat for 'Shopping by Candlelight'.

Thieves, snowmen, mountains of mince pies, a Christmas Farmer's Turkey Fair, the fabled Knucker Dragon, a traumatic glimpse of Mr Hill's underpants and an Anthropodermic bibliophile make this third volume in The Secondhand Bookworm series of hilarious, lighthearted, feel-good novels an unforgettable and highly enjoyable read.

Book Three can be read alone but is best enjoyed after The Secondhand Bookworm and Nora and The Secondhand Bookworm, also available on Kindle and in paperback.. 

This book is also available to purchase on Kindle via Amazon.


Emily Jane Bevans lives in Sussex, England. For ten years she worked in and helped to manage a family chain of secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. The Secondhand Bookworm is her debut novel.

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