The Quaint Christmas eBook ✓ The Quaint eBook

The Quaint Christmas eBook ✓ The Quaint eBook

The Quaint Christmas (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles) ➺ [Reading] ➼ The Quaint Christmas (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles) By Darren Craske ➯ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A superbly festive short story Part of the thrilling Cornelius Quaint ChroniclesIt is Christmas Eve and Cornelius Quaint arrives at a tavern in a most contemptible part of Victorian London His mission A superbly festive short story Part of the thrilling Cornelius Quaint ChroniclesIt is Christmas Eve and Cornelius Quaint arrives at a tavern in a most contemptible part of Victorian London His mission to procure a Christmas feast for his travelling circus, armed with nothing but a penny, his Eskimo valet The Quaint eBook ↠ Butter, and his own dazzlingly brilliant mind Can Quaint pull off his con, or will he and Butter find themselves strung up by their gizzards before the night is through.


10 thoughts on “The Quaint Christmas (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles)

  1. John Hackett John Hackett says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Review of The Quaint Christmas CORNELIUS QUAINT CHRONICLES, BOOK 5 Author Darren Craske Entry is on Kobo books.This is a great little short story It s not a whodunnit,of a how did I do that Here we go.THE QUAINT CHRISTMAS ReviewTis the day before Christmas and Christmas dinner has yet to be found for the employees of Doctor Marvello s Travelling Circus.The sole proprietor and master conjuror is on the case to blag geese and ale for his troupe s Christmas table And where does he look Review of The Quaint Christmas CORNELIUS QUAINT CHRONICLES, BOOK 5 Author Darren Craske Entry is on Kobo books.This is a great little short story It s not a whodunnit,of a how did I do that Here we go.THE QUAINT CHRISTMAS ReviewTis the day before Christmas and Christmas dinner has yet to be found for the employees of Doctor Marvello s Travelling Circus.The sole proprietor and master conjuror is on the case to blag geese and ale for his troupe s Christmas table And where does he look for prized beauty but at the tables of The Ragged Ram hostelry Mischief and cunning will win the day or there will be a price to pay.CharactersCornelius Quaint, master conjuror and magician Butter, Inuit assistant Pete Squire Bartender Zig zagged scarred customerErnie Spudge, farmer Oriental.StoryCornelius Quaint, master conjuror and magician has used his last shilling on the Hansom cab taking him to The Ragged Ram With less than a shilling to his name he sets about blagging the bartender, betting him that he can leave the establishment with a goose Quentin he was confident he couldn t lose The bartender, also confident, bet Cornelius a fiver and two kegs of ale that he would fail.Peter Squire is arranging the bartering stall and setting the markers Using little but deduction and observation Cornelius puts enough doubt in the mind of the zig zagged customer to force him to leave Similar tactics are employed with Ernie Spudge, a farmer from Steadmouth Spudge boasted he could fleece Peter Squire but Squire overhears and ejects him from the sale.However, the oriental gentleman is another proposition The contest looks over before it starts but it is Cornelius who leave the hostelry with two geese, two kegs of ale and a fiver in his pocket.ConclusionIt s a story of blags, and one upmanship.So is it a good read Yes, it is It is another well thought out piece of craftsmanship from Darren Craske 4 out of 5 stars


  2. Rachel Cotterill Rachel Cotterill says:

    Although perfectly readable, this short story was really disappointing Quaint is described as a witty and cunning man, and he sets out to con his way to some birds for Christmas dinner but no detail is given as to how his plan is meant to unfold, and then the ending was rather sudden and unsatisfactory.


  3. Anthony E Steele Anthony E Steele says:

    A good introduction into the world of Cornelius Quaint I discovered that this short story falls chronologically before The Equivoque Principal so I read it first The style of writing is playful and easy going The world Quaint inhabits is easily painted I can picture the adventures of Cornelius Quaint on the small screen I look forward to the full length novels.


  4. Elaine White Elaine White says:

    This was great I always love when a series has little short story snippets like this They enhance the story and let me keep reading about the characters I love while waiting for the next book to come out.


  5. Jannockj Jannockj says:

    I thought this book was super fun Part con artist, part Sherlock Holmes I bought the first book of the series on the back of this.


  6. Booyaa Booyaa says:

    nice short romp into the world of cornelian Quaint looking forwards to seeing the adventures he has


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