Better a colourful story than a dull explanation.
I had two really special books from my daughter - the elder one, Alexandra - one on costume history and one on Alexander McQueen, called Savage Beauty. I had a beautiful copy of Bram Stokers Dracula from my younger daughter, Felicity. However I didn't have a special book to read so I'm glad I saved this one. A very special Christmas tale and a wonderful read which would be unmatched by anything for sale anywhere.This years DrWho Christmas special was quite good but Stephen Moffat could learn a few things by reading some of your work.
That's very kind of you to say so. Early Christmas mornings had a bit of purpose.