Last Christmas is the first story in the comedy book series, The Bumpkinton Tales series and was released on 21st December 2013 alongside the novella, Bittersweet.
Father Whitworth O’Grady is tired of the same old Christmas Eve ritual. A ritual that consists of watery vegetable soup and a game of cribbage with the ageing Father Stanton.
When Father Stanton catches a nasty cold and has to decline a generous invitation to a meal with the Summers-Day family, Father O’Grady feels no guilt in popping along without him.
With the prospect of snow, cake and a near-fatal penny, could this turn into Father O’Grady’s most eventful Christmas Eve ever?
In June 2014, Last Christmas was voted as the Best Short Story in the BookHippo SpaSpa Awards 2013.
The story has also received praise from its readers with it being described as “Charming“, “Atmospheric” and “Magical”.