|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
The Shepherd family have set off on their usual summer holiday under a cloud of gloom at the predictability of it all. When the car breaks down, they are forced to stay the night at the nearest B&B. To their dismay they find themselves at a place where Christmas comes every day of the year, complete with turkey and Santa Claus. And they discover it's even stranger than that, with the girl in the elf costume, the mysterious Mr Angel and the police seeking a fugitive. Stranded in this bizarre environment, unusual friendships develop and the relationships that have been so set in their ways are turned upside down.
This is an imaginative and very lively comic novel by the award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean. Full of comic moments, tension and drama, this is a highly satisfying read.
When their car breaks down, the Shepherd family have to stay in a hotel called Forever Xmas. Here they celebrate Christmas every day of the year, complete with Christmas dinner, Santa Claus, and Christmas presents. Complications arrive when Mr Angel lands up in a tree, when the police arrive looking for the Starrs, and when Santa Claus escapes in a bus.