The Perfect Treat: Heart-warming Short Stories for Winter Nights

Miranda Dickinson and Others
    • 2.8 • 37 Ratings

Publisher Description

Heart-warming short stories for cold winter nights…

Featuring short stories from Sunday Times bestselling authors Miranda Dickinson and Claudia Carroll and highly anticipated debuts from Mhairi McFarlane and Liz Trenow, this collection is the ultimate treat.

Each short story is followed up by exclusive extracts of each of the authors upcoming titles.

Love, Loss and Coffee Cake: Through tears, heartbreak and the undying hope of love, a tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A comedy that proves you should be very careful what you wish for.

Driving Home For Christmas: A touching tale about a newlyweds desperate to spend their first Christmas alone.

Breaking The Spell: A moving story about the power of hope and love.

The Twelve Lies of Christmas: A hilarious feature that offers up the truth about the festive season.


Quote for Miranda Dickinson:
‘The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s eve.’ Closer

Quote for Claudia Carroll:
‘Imaginative, funny…pure escapism.’ News of the World

Quote for Mhairi McFarlane:
‘Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem.’ Marian Keyes

Quote for Julia Williams:
‘Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters.’ Fiona Walker

Quote for Liz Trenow:
‘ Liz Trenow paints with able prose a picture of the prejudices that bind us and the love that sets us free. Splendid.’
Pam Jenoff, author of The Kommandant’s Girl

About the author

Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Following a Performance Art degree, she began to write in earnest when a friend gave her The World's Slowest PC. She is also a singer-songwriter.

Claudia Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives and where she has worked extensively both as a theatre and television actress.

Julia Williams has always made up stories in her head, and until recently she thought everyone else did too. After the birth of the second, Julia went freelance and decided to try her hand at writing.

Liz Trenow worked for many years as a journalist for national and regional newspapers, and for BBC radio and television news, and is now a full time writer.

Mhairi Mcfarlane was born in Scotland in 1976 and has been explaining how to pronounce her name ever since. (With a ‘V’, not an ‘M’. Yes, that’s us crazy Celts for you).

Fiction & Literature
17 September

Customer Reviews

Julies866 ,

Some were boring

I found some bits of the book amazing and I could sit there and read them. But with the others I felt like it was a chore. Overall meh!

Gemstarcarty ,


Really enjoyed this book! Read it in two days so it must have kept my attention! Would recommend it!

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