What better way to kick off December than with a little creative project? Some of you may remember that I posted a literary picnic idea a few months ago, and I thought it would be fun to resurrect the concept in a more Christmassy setting.
Picture the scene: it is Christmas Eve. The presents are wrapped and nestled beneath a splendid and tastefully decorated tree. You are sitting in front of a roaring fire in a comfortable armchair, watching the flames flickering as you look forward to supping on mulled wine, eating mince pies, and listening to the dazzling conversation around you.
Five authors are due to arrive any moment, and you are in charge of the guestlist. Who would you invite – no stipulations; the authors can be either dead or alive – to your festive soiree?