CHRISTMAS PLAYS were written for my own four children, when small; one a year, over a period of five years. They were performed in our Chelsea mansion flat, to entertain family, friends and neighbours - and they did! Quite undated (except perhaps that I am "Mummy", not "Mum"!), they are short, simple plays, requiring no special scenery, and very few props, for children aged between five and thirteen, and they can equally easily be put on either at home or at school. The names can could be changed, to suit any cast. Plus – Buy one copy, photocopy as many as you like, free. (I know about school – and home – budgets!)

In his detailed Introduction, David Holloway, a former, eminent literary editor of the THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, wrote: "I am sure the plays will be of interest, not so much for slavish reproduction but as a basis for an adaptation to fit any (group) of children who want to act."

The Plays, published at £10.00, are currently available (just thirty copies left) for personal customers, and primary schools but, given the need to keep our children occupied at home, and for those devoted to home education, they currently have special value.

Sandra owns the copyright but allows free copying from one book bought! And for ease of copying, the book is spiral-bound. With adult encouragement and participation, this is a great project to get involved in. My children, with their mother) loved it!