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The Timeless Christmas Fairytale


By E. T. A. Hoffmann

Translated by Rachel Louise Lawrence


This classic tale begins on Christmas Eve, when young Marie Stahlbaum and her siblings open their Christmas presents. One toy, a Nutcracker who looks like a soldier, soon become Marie’s favourite gift. That night, the Nutcracker comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King.


Once Marie discovers how the Nutcracker came to be cursed, she has many decisions to make. Will she help the Nutcracker defeat the Mouse King? Will she help break his curse? And will she return to the magical kingdom, populated by dolls, to be with her beloved Nutcracker?


In this unabridged edition, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s timeless fantasy leaps from the page as the author originally intended. Discover his rich and enchanting world in this new English translation.


Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 15 December 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1791760823

Kindle: 86 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 15 December 2018


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eBook: 86 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 08 May 2019


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Audiobook: 2 hours 23

Narrator: Savy Des-Etages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 10 July 2020