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Leon Garfield was one of my favourite authors when I was a child and I m still nthralled by his page turning truly delightful storytelling as an adult It s New Year s Eve and Benjamin Partridge an apprentice in Mister Corbett s apothecary shop is ready to Eve and Benjamin Partridge an apprentice in Mister Corbett s apothecary shop is ready to and join his friends and family in the night s celebrations But Mister Corbett sends Benjamin on a last minute delivery Little does Benjamin realize that this rrand may cost him his heart and soul before the night is over and the New Yea I saw this as a special Christmas adaption on ITV many Years Ago Sadly It Doesn T Seem ago Sadly it doesn t seem be available anywhere these days but of course there is always the bookThe story itself concerns a boy working for a tyrannical apothecary He makes a Christmas wish that is granted He goes on to wish he hadn t been so uick to judge It s a wonderful story and one I am looking forward to refreshing in my memory again Leon Garfield reminds me of Roald Dahl Neil Gaiman Chris Priestley and Charles Dickens Mr Co. Mr Corbett is a cruel mployer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead So when a strange old man offers to make his wish come true Benjam. Rbett s Ghost 4Vaarlem and Tripp 3The Simpleton 3 The first chapter was worth 5 3 short stories The first one Mr Corbett s Ghost was stunning and very atmospheric I just couldn t stop reading The second one Vaarlem and Tripp was not so interesting and when I turned a page to read I realised it was over the last one The Simpleton was better so i found this in my dad and my grandpa s book collection i loved this one so much a small short story but one of my absolute favorites how did A Christmas Carol make it into the history books but not this one Mr Corbett s Ghost is like Ebenezer SCROOGE IF IT WERE WARPED AND TWISTED INTO A if it were warped and twisted into a and creepy story about death and the aftermath of it can t wait to go back and read it again Garfield really is a stunningly good writer with modern children s books i usually have to switch off that part of my brain that

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Mr Corbett's Ghost and Other Stories