A Christmas Carol For Modern Times

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by Clare Tanner

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Published: 2012

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Evergreedy Squeeze is a wealthy banker, out of touch with the age of austerity. At Christmas he receives visitations from three spirits, who attempt to show him the truth of his situation.Will he heed their lesson?Apologies to Charles Dickens for this affectionate homage to his famous story in his bicentenary year.A group of random strangers are invited to take part in a mysterious lottery with an intriguing premise. Twenty-seven accept the offer.But what begins as an unusual social experiment quickly descends into something much more sinister. The contestants receive more than they bargained for, and the dark side of human nature reveals itself.As the lottery spirals into a life-and-death struggle for survival, Alice Kato is left searching for answers. How far are ordinary people willing to go to win this extraordinary amount of money? Is there anyone she can trust? Is there any way out?And just who exactly is pulling all the strings?Everyone has their price. Most just don't know what it is yet.

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