EALING author Anne Marie Ryan’s latest book. The Six Tales of Christmas, hit the shelves in time for the festive season.

It is her first novel for adults as she has previously written several children’s fiction series under various names.

The novel is about two struggling bookshop owners who are delighted when a customer buys a book that’s been on the shelves for years.

Still worried about the shop, Simon and Nora decide to boost community spirit by sending out six books to lonely villagers.

Copies then begin flying off the shelves, but will it be enough to save the shop?

The Six Tales of Christmas is a heart-warming novel about the power of community and would appeal to fans of Debbie Johnson.

The paperback is available to buy for £8.99, or the eBook is £4.99.