Author(s): Shonagh Koea
As Christmas approaches, Evelyn's 'friends' the Clarks become more and more anxious about where she is going to spend Christmas, or more precisely with whom. They push forward a worrying assortment of candidates in an effort to ensure it's not with them. Evelyn would rather they just left her alone to her get on with tending her sparse garden and reading her novel about the soldier who killed himself. His fate starts to be a tempting option to the ceaseless phone calls from Jennifer Clark badgering her to find someone.As Yet Another Ghastly Christmas draws near, showing all the signs of being ghastly, what can Evelyn do? Witty and poignant, wicked and touching, this is another entertaining novel from popular writer Shonagh Koea. First published 2003. Shonagh Koea has to date published three short story collections and six previous novels, one of which was a finalist in the 1995 New Zealand Book Awards and a runner up for the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 1999 Montana Book Awards.