This allows you to dip into a A fantastic short story collection on the theme of home. The stories are set around Christmas time but each of the authors have taken their story in a different direction, touching upon wider themes of belonging, fitting in our society, homelessness, growing up and finding a family among strangers.
For those undecided on their reading but keen to have their brain’s stoked, Here I Stand by Amnesty International is a collection of short stories exploring our rights and freedoms, recently introduced policies and the institutional and individual responsibilities we all have.
The stories in this collection are written by a brilliant array of authors (Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, Neil Gaiman and others), each explaining their choice of theme and setting. These stories will make you think about what, in this political setting really matters, and remind us to follow the human instinct for kindness and justice while questioning the rules society lays out for us.