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22 February 2014
Review: BRUNO and LE PERE NOEL: a Christmas Short Story, Martin Walker
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An e-story published by Quercus 2012
A delightful "feel good" short story set in St. Denis.
A Lebanese Christian Miriam and her young son Richard have recently moved to St. Denis. Richard has already joined Bruno's rugby squad and Miriam sings at the church. Their background is a mystery to most, but Miriam carries a sadness with her. Bruno learns that her husband is a prisoner on parole who has recently absconded from his job.
It is a couple of days before Christmas and Jean-Pierre Bonnevale makes a rather dramatic entrance when he steals a small charity collection.
The whole scenario gives Bruno the chance to play Father Christmas in more ways than one.
If you have met Bruno yet, I can't recommend these stories enough.