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A Contemporary Christmas Carol

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Author: David Hughes

Language: English

Published: 1st October, 2013

Publisher: Beaten Track

Edition: 1

ISBN: 9781909192-423

Length: 15,870 words (approx.)

Category: Fiction

Genre: Young Adult, Humour, Drama, Performing Arts, Comedy, Plays

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    About the Book:

    Despite his vast wealth Scrooge is a miserable and mean spirited man. He is infamous for his devious dealings, uncharitable nature and his hatred for anything related to Christmas. However, during a visit from his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is informed he must accompany three ghosts on a life-changing journey to face his past misdemeanors.

    Over the space of one night Scrooge is forced to face up to his past and present, as well as glimpse what his future may look like should he continue in his cruel and heartless ways.

    Performed in one act, this interpretation of A Christmas Carol is set in the modern day and features much of the original narrative and characters from the Charles Dickens novel as well as several new names, places and scenes.

    About the Author:

    By day, David Hughes is a teacher of drama and theatre at a secondary school, but by night (and any other time he finds) he is a playwright. Currently living in Cheshire, David has studied and worked in drama education for the past 13 years and has developed a particular talent for writing one act plays with unexpected, and sometimes shocking, twists. David lives with his wife and young daughter and likes to spend time walking with his family in the Lake District (as well as the... Read More

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