Merry Midwinter

By Gillian Monks

The new old ways to reclaim Christmas

Friday, 25 May 2018


A huge 'thank you' to everyone who has pledged to support my work! You are all related to me, one way or another; family, friends, aquaintances, past students... and you are all immensely important to me, and significant to the creation of this book. Each and every one of you has contributed to my life and development, helping to form the person I have become and write 'Merry Midwinter' - even those of you whom I have never actually met extend your connection and influence by your support. We are ALL co-creators of this new literary work. It isn't just mine, it is ours​.

Having all your names listed in the back of this, my first book, is incredibly important to me - not just because the fact that they are there has enabled me to get it into print - but because I look on all of you as vital fragments of my life and feel such joy and warmth to have us all represented together as 'Merry Midwinter' is launched on it's literary adventure. And our names will be printed, together, for the rest of time; a positive testament to human interaction and mutual support.

For those of you who have not yet pledged to support my publication, or who might wish to give a little more, please don't hesitate. I want you to be a part of this... you... all of you​! Every last one of you -  no matter how briefly I may have known you, or how tenuous our connection may be - are incedibly important to me... like one huge family. And that is what families do at Christmas/Midwinter... they come together to celebrate. 

Welcome to the party!

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