SYNOPSIS CHRISTMAS TALES are a variety of short stories, with a Christmas theme, for those who enjoy a short read as opposed to a full length novel and is suitable for all ages from “one to ninety two” (as in MEL TORME’S song.) Jinty the Chuffer would appeal to model Railway enthusiasts. Nelly Dean to those interested in wild birds Carriers and Carrier Bags for those who horde items in black or plastic carrier bags. Tenpence might well appeal to the many who are concerned about the homeless. Come all ye Monstrous and Triumphant this is written for those avid readers of the old horror stories and watchers of horror films. O Peaceful England this story is for musicians and music lovers. Mea Culpa those with a mischievous bent might be tempted to read this. Wotherwaffle hard-workers, who recognise the work shy in society, might enjoy this.
The Author, C.N. SMITH, was born into a military family overseas where his father was serving at the time. He was orphaned at an early age and educated in a military boarding school. He, like his father, became a regular soldier. His army career began in The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, as an electrician, and he was with them when he served in Korea from the start of the war there. Later he transferred to the 3rd Carabiniers, a cavalry (tanks) regiment and served in other theatres of trouble, including Kenya, Suez, Cyprus, Aden and Kuwait. At the end of his army career he joined the Civil Service where he worked until he reached retirement age. He is also the author of CHRISTMAS TALES, his first series of short stories, sold in aid of charity. Now, a septuagenarian, he spends his time writing stories with the intention to help others in society.