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By: Paul R Stanton

A Festive Juxtaposition

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It was Christmas Eve in the good old city of London. Everything was alive with the joyous sounds of festive exchanges; carols floated on the breeze and gently wafted across the cold waters of the river Thames. Multi-coloured lights appeared to festoon the streets in every quarter, and the fragrant heady smell of pine needles could be detected everywhere. There was nothing quite like it. It could be said that there was, in fact, magic in the air.

At that point the Devil arrived at Charing Cross station. He was dressed immaculately in an Astrakhan coat, leather gloves and patent leather shoes that were so brightly polished you could see your face in them. He sported a small black goatee beard and had features that could easily have been chiseled from stone. Smiling, he stepped out into the night. But what was his purpose for being there? Was it purely philanthropic? Or, did he have an ulterior motive up his sleeve? As the evening wore on, the good old city was about to find out.

The entertainment field has been no stranger to Paul Stanton over the years; having worked in both theatre and television. He has written numerous plays, novels and children’s books, before finally dedicating himself to what he considers to be his magnum opus: A Festive Juxtaposition. After much input it is a work Paul is finally happy with (having rewritten it a total of fifteen times) and regards it as a ‘little Christmas ditty’ that hopefully people will like and warm to.

Customer Reviews
5.0
46 reviews
46 reviews
  • Valeria Rodriguez

    I have had the privilege to read couple of Paul’s text and without a doubt, he is one of the best writers that I have ever come across. I love his work, the way he writes and his stories!! I would definitely recommend his books to everyone!!

  • Johanna Bergdahl

    First book I have read in a while and it managed to get me straight back into the magic of reading! Its all thanks to the not to say the least captivating stories, eye to details in descriptions and the character of the devil him self. A must feel good book for people who want to get into the christmas spirit!

  • Peter Davis

    Set in the run-up to Christmas this atmospheric episodic tale is set in a wonderfully nostalgic London. The main character is a beautifully drawn Devil, but not as you might expect. Read it and you will see, you will not be disappointed.

  • Lynn

    A riveting read. A real page-turner, atmospheric and thought-provoking. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Naomi Jade

    For me, this time of year inevitably means whiling away a few happy hours reading (ideally curled up by a fire), getting lost in a winter’s tale. So, if you are like me and are also looking for some festive reading (or a gift to yourself), then this book is a great place to start.

    Lovers of ‘the big smoke’ will appreciate the writing style, with references throughout that help to immerse the reader in a haunting version of London, which differs to the usual picture postcard narratives to which we are all accustomed.

    This is a truly enjoyable tale full of intrigue, twists and turns (and I am pleased to say, a dash of the macabre…) that captures the magic of the festive season in a refreshing manner that won’t leave you disappointed – or with the usual sickly Christmas heartburn!

  • Lynn

    A riveting read. A real page-turner, atmospheric and thought-provoking. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Peter Davis

    Set in the run-up to Christmas this atmospheric episodic tale is set in a wonderfully nostalgic London. The main character is a beautifully drawn Devil, but not as you might expect. Read it and you will see, you will not be disappointed.

  • Larissa Fonseca

    Very well written with an intriguing plot line. I like that it was more of a dark Christmas book, usually Christmas content is too cheery for me, I like a bit more dark stuff, to be honest. This is perfect for people like me, highly recommend it!

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