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Episode 7: Christmas Special with Chris Riddell

Broadcast 25 November, 2014

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Author and illustrator Chris Riddell joins the gang in the studio for a DTRH festive special - including favourite Christmas children’s books, answering listeners’ Christmas book shopping dilemmas, and a chat with Chris about his latest books - Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death and The Sleeper and the Spindle (with Neil Gaiman).


Our guest

Chris Riddell


Reading list

Christmas treats:

The Night Before Christmas

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Alfie’s Christmas by Shirley Hughes

Lucy & Tom’s Christmas by Shirley Hughes


New for Christmas 2014:

Girl Online by Zoe Suggs

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Five Children On The Western Front by Kate Saunders

Goth Girl And The Ghost Of A Mouse; Goth Girl And The Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell

The Sleeper And The Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell


Find out more

Check out our answers to your Christmas book quandries


Image: Down the Rabbit Hole doodle by Chris Riddell