Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate the audio versions of Matt Haig's two Christmas books, which will be available for the first time this November.
On 3rd November Canongate will publish Haig’s new children’s book The Girl Who Saved Christmas, the follow up story to last year’s "festive classic" A Boy Called Christmas, which will also be made available in paperback. The books are illustrated by Chris Mould.
The audiobooks will be released on the same date, with the digital downloads available exclusively from Audible for the month of November. An audio CD will also be available from Waterstones and other retailers from 3rd November.
Fry, who is also the narrator of J K Rowling's Harry Potter audiobooks, will narrate A Boy Called Christmas, which tells the story of how young Nikolas, an ordinary boy from Finland, who grows up to be Father Christmas.
Mulligan, who has starred in films such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Suffragette", will narrate The Girl Who Saved Christmas, which tells the story of Father’s Christmas’s quest to find Amelia, the first child to wake up on the first ever Christmas morning, and the only person who can bring back the magic of Christmas.
Haig said: "I wrote these books to be read aloud, so it is lovely to know that two of my absolute dream choices - Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan - are reading Boy and Girl. It’s one of the most magical feelings. Having listened to them I couldn’t be more proud."