No Place Like Home At Christmas

For anyone who is torn this Christmas between putting their money towards a charity gift or a “real one,” the Jack and Jill Foundation’s short story collection There’s No Place Like Home at Christmas might just tick both boxes, at least for the under tens in your life.

This lovely hardback book has 29 stories in total, all centred around the idea of being at home for Christmas, tying in well with the important work Jack and Jill do, providing nursing support and respite for families of children with brain damage so they can receive care at home. Alongside yours truly, other contributors include Maeve Binchy, Ciara Geraghty, Niall Quinn, Eddie Hobbs, Cathy Kelly, Patricia Scanlan and, as they say, many, many more!

Why not pick it up this week and make it into a type of storybook Advent calendar to read with your kids? Healthier for the kids than chocolate and arguably healthier for the adults than spending the time watching endless analysis of our financial situation on the news!

The book is available for €14.99 in shops, or you can purchase online directly from the publishers Mercier for a special price of €13.49 on the link below…;_Jill_Foundation%29/571/


  1. Ev


    Delighted you have a story in it Yvonne. They turned mine down 'very nicely written but not Christmassy enough' which really sounds like the kiss of death! I didn't know you wrote children's stories so must pick up a copy and test read it on some smallies of my acquaintance. I'll let you know what they think, be warned – they can be even more alarmingly honest than me!

  2. Reply

    Hey thanks Ev! I didn't know I wrote children's stories either but thought it was worth a try! Let me know what they think – only received adult feedback so far so would be interested in the non-filtered kids' version!

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