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A Christmas Journey

(2003)
(Journey Towards Christmas)
(The first book in the Christmas novellas series)
A Novella by

 
 
Readers of Anne Perry's bestselling suspense novels revel in a world that is all their own, sharing the privileged existence of Britain's wealthy and powerful elite in West End mansions and great country houses. It is also a world in which danger bides in unsuspected places and the line between good and evil can be razor thin. This new novel features Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould-one of the most memorable characters from the Thomas Pitt series-who appears here as a lively young woman, the ultimate aristocrat who can trace her blood to half the royal houses of Europe.

It's Christmas and the Berkshire countryside lies wrapped in winter chill. But the well-born guests who have gathered at Applecross for a delicious weekend of innocent intrigue and passionate romance are warmed by roaring fires and candlelight, holly and mistletoe, good wine and gorgeously wrapped gifts. It's scarcely the setting for misfortune, and no one-not even that clever young aristocrat and budding sleuth Vespasia Cumming-Gould-anticipates the tragedy that is to darken this light-hearted holiday house party. But soon one young woman lies dead, a suicide, and another is ostracized, held partly responsible for the shocking turn of events.

To expiate her guilt, Gwendolen Kilmuir sets out for the Scottish Highlands, hoping to explain to the dead girl's mother the circumstances surrounding the sorrowful act-and to bring her back to England for the funeral. Gwendolen's sole companion on this nightmarish journey is Vespasia. As Vespasia learns more about the victim and the ugly forces that shaped her desperate deed, she understands the heartbreaking truth of the tragedy.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Journey
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7862-6881-6 / 978-0-7862-6881-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Journey (Christmas Novella 1): A festive Victorian murder mystery
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7553-2114-6 / 978-0-7553-2114-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Christmas Journey
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-345-46673-X / 978-0-345-46673-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Christmas Journey (Christmas Novella 1): A festive Victorian murder mystery
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7553-2115-4 / 978-0-7553-2115-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Christmas Journey (The Christmas Novellas)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-72131-262-5 / 978-1-72131-262-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Christmas Journey
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Christmas Journey
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Christmas Journey
Author(s): Terrence Hardiman, Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7540-9815-X / 978-0-7540-9815-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Christmas Journey (The Christmas Stories)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7927-3063-1 / 978-0-7927-3063-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Christmas Journey (The Christmas Stories)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-7927-3064-X / 978-0-7927-3064-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Christmas Journey (Christmas Novella 1): A festive Victorian murder mystery (Christmas Novellas)
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline
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October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Christmas Journey: Novella (The Christmas Stories Book 1)
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA