It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. It is winter at Rose cottage and Christmas is fast approaching. But for Arthur and Lucy Mildew they hold out little hope of receiving any presents. Tumtum and Nutmeg have other ideas, however. Setting out for the home of Mr Toymouse, Tumtum and Nutmeg hope that he can spare a toy car and a box of magic tricks for Arthur and Lucy. But the crotchety old Toymouse who hoards his wonderful collection of toys doesn't believe in sharing, and when the Nutmouses appear at his front door they are in for a nasty surprise. Once again, General Marchmouse and his brother officers must ride to the rescue and save the day. But can they get the Nutmouses out of this tight scrape and will Arthur and Lucy get their presents in time for Chrismas morning? Find out in this festive treat. Tumtum and Nutmeg's Christmas Adventure is a miniature masterpiece that will be loved by generations to come. Emily Bearn's distinctive, classic writing style and Nick Price's delightful illustrations combine to make this series a future classic. The Times said: 'Bearn's style is as crisp and warm as a home-baked biscuit.'
Emily Bearn was born in London, and has been a journalist since the age of 20 when she joined the staff of Harpers & Queen magazine. She has subsequently worked for The Times and the Sunday Telegraph before becoming a freelance in 2005 following the birth of her daughter. The idea for the Tumtum and Nutmeg books was sparked one evening when, while feeding her baby in the kitchen, she saw two tiny mice scuttling across the floor, then disappearing behind the skirting next to the cooker. She started to wonder what sort of life the mice led behind the skirting board, and so Tumtum and Nutmeg came to life. She and her daughter live in Hammersmith, and still share their house with two (very helpful) mice.