Dickens more or less invented the Christmas spirit, goodwill to all men and general jollity in this classic ghost story, which also gave us Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit. "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me."
However, did you know that he wrote the book in only six weeks in 1843? If trying to write a novel in the same amount of time and you can follow how I'm getting on here.
Jonathan Green lives and works in London, in the UK. He has written numerous popular books for children – everything from Sonic the Hedgehog to Doctor Who. He has also written science fiction and fantasy novels for adults, as well as a number of non-fiction titles. He loves the holiday season.