We’ve teamed up with children’s author Ian Shepherd to offer 25 lucky readers the chance to win two copies each of his new novel, The Sleighmaker. Aimed at children aged seven to 12, this charming traditional Christmas story will make for the perfect festive gift.
Set in the late Victorian era, it tells the story of Drummond, a master craftsman and gentle giant who was once the finest sleighmaker in the land. After suffering a personal tragedy, he abandons his craft and goes to work on the estate of Lord and Lady Harrington, where he spends his days in sadness and solitude.
Then one day a cheerful young boy, William, becomes his apprentice. Everyone thought it was an odd partnership, and one sure to fail, but William has a remarkable effect on his master, lifting his spirits and reconnecting him with the world. As the annual winter parade approaches, Drummond is about to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas in the most surprising way.
The Sleighmaker: A Christmas Story That’s Never Been Told by Ian Shepherd (Raj Joshi Publishing) is out now on Amazon UK, priced £11.99 in hardback, £6.99 paperback and £4.60 as a Kindle eBook.