The Christmas Mystery

The Christmas Mystery

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A boy called Joachim acquires an old Advent calendar. Hidden in each of the windows he opens in the twenty-four days up till Christmas is a tiny piece of paper unfolding the story of a girl called Elisabeth Hansen, who disappeared fifty years ago from her home in Norway. She ran after a lamb - and found herself travelling right across Europe to Palestine, and back through 2,000 years to meet the Holy Family in Bethlehem. As she ran she met angels, shepherds, wise men and other biblical characters who joined her on her pilgrimage, and she heard of many things that happened in the world in the last 2000 years. And it is because of Joachim that we learn what happened to Elisabeth, and that she returns at last to Norway. This startlingly original presentation of the Nativity story transcends all barriers to reach adults and children, believers and non-believers alike.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 139 x 16mm | 125g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Black and White 2
  • 0752818627
  • 9780752818627

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'Its content is enchanting enough to create a magical build-up to Christmas Day.' TALKING BUSINESSshow more

About Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two teenage sons. Joss Ackland has had a distinguished acting career on stage, film and in television. Stage successes include Falstaff in Henry IV, both Captain Hook and Mr Darling in Peter Pan, Jorrocks in Jorrocks, Peron in Evita and Frederick in A Little Night Music. His films include White Mischief, The Sicillian and Lethal Weapon. His hundreds of television appearances include most famously CS Lewis in Shadowlands and Alan Holly in First And Last, both of which won Emmy and BAFTA awards. He has been a subject of This Is Your Life and Desert Island Discs.show more