THE SECRET OF THIS WINTER’S TALE HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT
A dark Christmas story. An intriguing winter mystery. A moving, funny, thought-provoking tale to take into the darkening nights of the coldest season.
December 2022; Littel Wade village, Dorset, UK.
In the four days leading to Christmas as dark nights fall, darker secrets rise.
…Seemingly impossible objects are discovered in a scrapyard that may be home to much more than just junk.
…While two friends try to unravel why their village is bereft of smiles, and how events of hundreds of years ago could change everything for one of them.
Winter 1533. Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister, is tasked by his king with finding a garrison site in deepest Dorset. His depressing snowbound mission is unsuccessful in many ways.
Christmas, 2022. Post-COVID, Littel Wade, a tiny, unwelcoming village in Dorset, remains indifferent to the festive season. But over the five days leading up to the 25th of December, seemingly impossible objects are discovered which may have completely logical explanations or wonderfully fantastical ones.
Prompted by this mysterious find, two friends try to understand why their village is so bleak, what once lay unnoticed in a nearby scrapyard, and why snow is coming…that may not be snow at all.
The Littel* Tale Of Wintering is a story to be enjoyed as the nights close in, temperature drops, and both magic and reality jostle for our attention.
It is a Christmas enigma full of drifts and shadows and a very strange December indeed.
*And there is a very good reason it is spelled Littel.
The Little Tale Of Wintering is part of Richard Easter’s Snow Trilogy; three books that can be read independently but all of which share themes, characters, and locations.
And you can’t write three books about snow without at least one involving a dark Christmas tale…