Saturday, 7 November 2015

Make a Christmas Wish by Julia Williams

A HILARIOUS and JUST-A-LITTLE HEARTBREAKING FESTIVE TREAT for anyone who’s looking for a little bit of MAGIC this CHRISTMAS TIME!

Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn’t ready to actually be dead! For months now she’s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.

And she’s not ready to go just yet! She’s furious about the new woman in her husband’s life and she’s worried about her beloved son who doesn’t seem to be adjusting to life without her at all.

This Christmas, Livvy is given one last magical chance to make everything right. Will she take it and give her family the perfect Christmas?


My Christmas Wish by Julia Williams

Christmas in our house is usually a busy affair. As well as our own children (all four of them) we often have extra guests, in the form of any family members who want to join in.

We also frequently host our lovely mate Ashley. Ash has been part of our family pretty much since we got married. He isn’t married himself, and has no family nearby, so we share him with other friends at Christmas (he goes where there’s the biggest turkey mostly).

Christmas with Ash is always fun as he has a prodigious appetite and the children watch in awe as he piles in for his third helping. He’s also immensely cheerful, kind and hilarious company. When we’ve done presents, eaten and drunk our fill, we collapse in the lounge in front of the telly and family tradition dictates we watch Dr Who, which often features Ash getting the kids to explain to him what is going on.

This year, I’m really hoping we’ll be doing the same, but three months ago, Ash was diagnosed with throat cancer, and he’s just finished a gruelling six weeks of radiotherapy. At the moment he can’t eat or drink at all, and it’s going to take him some time to recover.

So this year, my Christmas wish is very simple and it’s this.

I wish Ash better in time to enjoy his Christmas dinner with us. It simply won’t be the same without him.

To support Ash while he has been having treatment I have been not been drinking for October, and raising money for the Royal Marsden where he has been being treated. If you can support me I’d be grateful as the Marsden do such good work. Many many thanks.

Julia Williams was born and grew up in London, one of eight children, including a twin sister. She went to St Michael's Grammar School and Liverpool University where she met her husband.

They live in Surrey with their four children.

Make a Christmas Wish is her ninth book for Avon, and she is just about to start writing her tenth.

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