Pocket magic

Under the tree

Christmas tales by Pirandello, Andersen, Maupassant …

Folio, 142 p., € 2

Christmas stories to shiver by the fireside

Three short stories from Erckmann-Chatrian, Gaston Leroux and Maurice Leblanc

Ed. de l’Aube, coll. Classic “Mikrós”, 80 p., € 10

Two pocket collections accompany the Christmas season: that of reading as well as ideas for last minute presents for small budgets. The € 2 Folio offer this year a collection for “Wake up in the company of Alphonse Daudet and Joseph Kessel, admire Jean Giono’s crib, attend the distribution of gifts with Fédor Dostoïevski… While Editions de l’Aube, which has long published Christmas tales (still available: The Song of Dickens, but also its Haunted house, which the British writer wrote with friends), bring together this winter, around the same theme, three short stories by Erckmann-Chatrian, Gaston Leroux and Maurice Leblanc.


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