Mackesy’s illustrated début is indies’ lead Christmas hit

Mackesy’s illustrated début is indies’ lead Christmas hit

Debut children's book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse is proving a hit with independents in the run up to Christmas, with some bookshops reporting frustrations at not being able to replenish stocks of the title fast enough amid buoyant trading this festive season.

Bookshops around the country all picked out the charming illustrated fable by Charlie Mackesy, published by Ebury Press, as a particular favourite with customers. The book was last week named Barnes & Noble's inaugural Book of the Year, having earlier been named the Waterstones Book of the Year.

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