Gazing through the living room window, Jessica lacks the excitement of every other seven-year-old girl she knows. It’s Christmas Eve, and instead of getting into her pyjamas ready for an early night, she has to travel to a cottage in the middle of who knows where—Mum’s idea of the perfect family Christmas.
Tom Bowcock’s Eve by Rosie Reast Many years ago the small fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall was starving. Constant winter storms made it impossible for the fishermen to go out and catch the fish the village depended on. One winter morning just before Christmas, Tom Bowcock an experienced fisherman, decided to brave the storms … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 23: Tom Bowcock’s Eve by Rosie Reast