Star Over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems Agatha Christie A reproduction in one unique volume of three of Agatha Christie’s rarest and most sought-after books – Star Over Bethlehem, The Road of Dreams and Poems.The most popular detective story writer of all time turns her hand to the subject of Christmas.In a manger in Bethlehem, an angel offers Mary a vision of things to come… and a chance to change it all.A naughty little donkey learns the meaning of love as he carries a very special mother and child safely to Egypt.Mrs Hargreaves wanted to like people, but didn't really know how. Then she reached out to touch a stranger, and her eyes were opened to love.Here, in this charming gift edition, Agatha Christie’s stories and poems capture the true meaning of Christmas.This special collector’s edition contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities - not only all the stories, poems and illustrations from her long out-of-print book Star Over Bethlehem (1965), but also a reproduction of all her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973). STAR OVER BETHLEHEM including THE ROAD OF DREAMS and POEMS by Agatha Christie Copyright Published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF www.harpercollins.co.uk (http://www.harpercollins.co.uk) Star over Bethlehem first published in Great Britain by Collins 1965 Poems first published in Great Britain by Collins 1973 The Road of Dreams first published in Great Britain by Geoffrey Bles 1924 Copyright © 1924, 1965 and 1973 by Agatha Christie Mallowan. 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ISBN 978-0-00-728421-4 EPub Edition © 2010 ISBN: 9780007423804 Version: 2017-04-13 Contents Cover (#u1d34a563-7101-54c3-8493-2b47672b7cc8) Title Page (#ubd31f457-35fc-5b3b-91aa-fd246e5c928e) Copyright Star Over Bethlehem’s Contents A Greeting Star over Bethlehem A Wreath for Christmas The Naughty Donkey Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh The Water Bus In the Cool of the Evening Jenny by the Sky Promotion in the Highest The Saints of God The Island Poems’s Contents Volume I A Masque from Italy The Players The Comedy of the Arts The Prologue: Sung by Columbine Harlequin’s Song Pierrot’s Song to the Moon Pierrette Dancing on the Green Columbine’s Song Pulcinella The Song of Pierrot by the Hearth The Last Song of Columbine Pierrot Grown Old Epilogue: Spoken by Punchinello Ballads The Ballad of the Flint Elizabeth of England The Bells of Brittany Isolt of Brittany Dark Sheila Ballad of the Maytime The Princess Sings Dreams and Fantasies The Dream Spinners Down in the Wood The Road of Dreams Heritage The Wanderer The Dream City A Passing Other Poems Spring Young Morning Hymn to Ra A Palm Tree in the Desert World Hymn 1914 Easter 1918 To a Beautiful Old Lady Wild Roses Love Passes Progression There Where My Lover Lies Volume II Things Beauty The Water Flows The Sculptor A Wandering Tune Places Ctesiphon In Baghdad An Island The Nile Dartmoor To a Cedar Tree Calvary Love Poems and Others Count Fersen to the Queen Beatrice Passes Undine Hawthorn Trees in Spring The Lament of the Tortured Lover What Is Love? To M.E.L.M. in Absence Remembrance A Choice My Flower Garden Enchantment Jenny by the Sky Verses of Nowadays From a Grown-up to a Child I Wore My New Canary Suit Racial Musings Picnic 1960 About the Publisher (#ub7174613-d89c-5a9a-aae6-005754df8665) STAR OVER BETHLEHEM STAR OVER BETHLEHEM and other stories by Agatha Christie Mallowan Decorations by Elsie Wrigley For Hydie A Greeting Praise to the Yule Log! Leap, Flames, merrily. Hail to the Wassail Bowl! Bubble,Wine, rosily! In the Manger lies the Child; Asses, Oxen, braying, lowing, Cackling Hens and Cocks a’crowing. Overfull the Inn to-night, Up above a star shines bright, Shepherds kneel beside their fold, Wise Men bring their gifts of Gold, Angels in the Sky above Trumpet forth God’s gift of Love. Waken, children, one and all, Wake to hear the trumpet call, Leave your sleeping, ’tis the Day, Christmas, glorious Christmas Day! Конец ознакомительного фрагмента. Текст предоставлен ООО «ЛитРес». 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