Catherine Doyle grew up in the West of Ireland. She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Publishing. She is the author of the young adult trilogy Blood for Blood (Vendetta, Inferno and Mafiosa). Her award-winning and bestselling middle grade debut, The Storm Keeper’s Island, is set on the magical island of Arranmore, where her grandparents grew up. The sequel, The Lost Tide Warriors, was published in July 2019. Catherine lives in Galway by the sea, but spends a lot of her time in London and the US.
‘The Miracle on Ebenezer Street’ is a stunning modern reimagining of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Since she died, George’s life has felt dull and grey; his dad has thrown himself into his work and has no time for family, and definitely no time for Christmas. Then, George stumbles across Marley’s Curiosity Shop. There he finds a mysterious snow globe, which – though George can’t quite understand how – appears to show a scene from George’s past. A Christmas in which he and his family were together, and happy… That night, George and his dad are swept on an adventure to three Christmases – past, present, and future. With help from new friends, and just a touch of magic, can they begin living life in full colour again?
‘Sparkles with magic… A wintry wonder of a book.’ – Abi Elphinstone, author of ‘The Unmapped Chronicles’, ‘Sky Song’ and ‘The Dreamsnatcher’ series
‘A supremely confident writer’ – Telegraph
‘Both a celebration of a Christmas classic while also being a magical adventure all of its own. Heart-warming, incredibly funny, and action-packed, it’s a story that truly captures the spirit of Christmas.’ – Anna James, author of ‘Pages & Co’