The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge
Published by: Penguin
Release Date: October 25, 2016
A delightful sequel to Dickens’s beloved A Christmas Carol by the bestselling author of First Impressions and The Bookman’s Tale.
On a hot summer day some twenty years after he was famously converted to kindness, Ebenezer Scrooge still roams the streets of London, spreading Christmas cheer, much to the annoyance of his creditors, nephew, and his employee Bob Cratchit. However, when Scrooge decides to help his old friend and former partner Jacob Marley, as well as other inhabitants of the city, he will need the assistance of the very people he’s annoyed. He’ll also have to call on the three ghosts that visited him two decades earlier. By the time they’re done, they’ve convinced everyone to celebrate Christmas all year long by opening their wallets, arms, and hearts to those around them.
Written in uncannily Dickensian prose, Charlie Lovett’s The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge is both a loving and winking tribute to the Victorian classic, perfect for readers of A Christmas Carol and other timeless holiday tales.
Praise & Reviews
“I have great affection for A Christmas Carol and old Ebenezer Scrooge . . . [and] was thoroughly charmed by Lovett’s clever, merry, and, yes, convincingly Dickensian reimagining of this Victorian tale. . . .The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge will help you keep Christmas well, all over again.”
A Parade Magazine Book for Every Stocking pick
“When we last heard from Mr. Scrooge, he was bursting with Christmas cheer. Here, author Charlie Lovett picks up the story (ghosts and all) of what happens 20 years later."
“Charlie Lovett has a flair for creating new adventures for familiar characters, and his The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge will make you love Dickens and “A Christmas Carol” once again. . . . Lovett . . . brings humor and heart to characters who don’t possess much of either. We even find Scrooge reading Dickens throughout the story. Social concerns such as poverty, hunger, and the ignorance of the austere were Dickens-worthy issues that Lovett forces the reader to confront. He shines a light on the ripples of human kindness that can change whole societies and manages to entertain the reader with every turn of the page.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Lovett has written a delightful sequel to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. . . . Told in the style of Dickens with a sly wit, this is an excellent companion to the original Christmas classic.”
“Consider this book as one to drop in stockings by the fireplace or give as a gift to those who already know one person can make a difference in the lives others, or to those who need such a reminder . . . an enjoyable literary excursion.”