On the sixth day of Christmas I give to you a seasonal extract from Barbara Henderson’s fantastic children’s novel Punch. In this extract runaway boy Phineas, staying with a group of travelling entertainers in Victorian Edinburgh, is first confronted with Christmas as we know it.
Barbara Henderson has lived in Scotland since 1991, somehow acquiring an MA in English Language and Literature, a husband, three children and a shaggy dog along the way. Having tried her hand at working as a puppeteer, relief librarian and receptionist, she now teaches Drama part-time at secondary school.
She blogs regularly at write4bairns.wordpress.com where full details of her writing achievements can also be found. Barbara is currently based in Inverness.