We find out what your favourite authors Christmas plans are this year…
I’ll be with my family, though we’re still deciding where. We’ve spent many Christmases at my house, but for the past two we’ve all flown away together for some sun. If we’re at home the festivities will have an Irish flavour. We’ll have turkey and colcannon, mashed potato with cabbage, on the day itself and then bacon boiled with cloves, honey and marmalade for Boxing Day. It’s very traditional. We’ll sit round the first and play lots of card games and sip hot chocolate.
Martina Cole’s Betrayal (Headline) is available here.
I’ll spend Christmas chilling out as much as possible. On Christmas morning we’ll start with the Santa Claus reveal – my husband and I will tiptoe downstairs with our two children, aged four and six, and peer in the sitting room to see if Santa’s been. We’ll open our stockings and presents and I’ll put the turkey in the oven. I’m allergic to games so we’ll just chat, eat, drink and snooze while the kids play around. It’s just a great family time.
Cecelia Ahern’s l Lyrebird (HarperCollins) is available here.
I’ll be with my wife and daughter at our home this Christmas, probably with my brother Andrew and his two girls. We’ll get up and have our stocking presents. I try and do ironic ones but it’s really just nice little gifts. After breakfast, we’ll have the main presents and at about 3pm we’ll sit down to a traditional lunch. Afterwards we’ll watch TV or play Scrabble. If the weather’s nice on Boxing Day, we’ll stagger out for a walk.
Lee Child’s Night School (Bantam) is available here.