Book Review - A Cornish Christmas Carol, by Liz Fenwick



I really enjoyed A Cornish Christmas Carol. This is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and who doesn’t enjoy a dash of Dickensian festive flair this time of year.

I especially loved that Scorrier House featured in this novella, as my husband and I live very near to Scorrier House, and often discuss it on our local country walks with our dogs. I’ve never been inside, so it holds a sense of mystery to me. It was also wonderful to see Max Opie making an appearance too.

This is a great story overall, which was rather emotional in places.

Having loved an old A Christmas Carol film (Scrooge, 1970) as a child, which I watched on many occasions around Christmastime, I actually found the Charles Dickens book a little disappointing in comparison, giving it 3 stars after reading it a few years ago. Having enjoyed this novella more than the original, I have awarded it 4 stars.