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Jim's Spectacular Christmas


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A new Christmas classic from a magical pairing: Dame Emma Thompson and Axel Scheffler.


The story of Jim: a very lucky, very special, very grubby dog, who lives, improbably, in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Emma Thompson magically weaves the real-life tale of Jim - beloved dog of Sir Henry Cole who created the first Christmas card - with a fantastically warm and heartfelt Christmas romp, brilliantly illustrated by bestselling illustrator, Axel Scheffler.


A Christmas book to treasure, and an adventure filled with high emotion, guilt, redemption, unexpected presents and a life-changing brush with royalty.


Alex O'connel says: "This doggy story is a classic in the making"

(The Times, 15th October 2022, p.25)


"A magical book they’ll treasure" 

(Good Housekeeping Christmas Gift Guide, December 2022)


"…a magical tale…" 

(Woman and Home, December 2022)


"Great fun for big and little kids"

(The Best Christmas books for kids for 2022 by Sarah Dawson, The Indipendent, 23rd November 2022)


"Written with wit and delight in words, and embellished with cosy, humorous pictures" 

(Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times best books for children 2022. 27th November 2022) 


"Heartfelt, witty and full of fun…" 

(Independent, Children’s Book of the Week, Holly Cowell, 7th December 2022)




19.8cm x 1cm x 26.1cm



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  • UK standard delivery £5
    (FREE on orders £60 and over*)
    (3 – 6 working days)
  • Europe standard delivery £20
  • Rest of the world standard delivery £30

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