Nearer and closer to our hearts be the Christmas spirit, which is the spirit of active usefulness, perseverance, cheerful discharge of duty, kindness and forbearance! (Charles Dickens, 'What Christmas Is as We Grow Older', 1851)
For many people, especially the young, Christmas is a very exciting time. However, millions of children in conflict-hit countries are in the midst of increasingly volatile situations. This December, Cambridge Scholars Publishing will be supporting the international charity, War Child – an international charity that protects children from the brutal effects of war and its consequences. The charity works in many conflict zones, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq, and with the Syrian refugees in Jordan.
We hope you will join us in showing your support for this important cause. We are offering our readers a 60% discount on Charles Dickens’s Christmas works, and donating the proceeds to the excellent work of War Child.
For those of us of British origin, Dickens, more than anyone else, embodies the spirit of a traditional Christmas. Indeed, one of the founding fathers of Dickens scholarship, F. G. Kitton, published an article on the author entitled “The Man Who ‘Invented’ Christmas.” More importantly, the values and moral messages of his Christmas works still resound today. In A Christmas Carol, the primary value of Christmas is shown to be altruism; those who have “more” than they “need” are expected to share their wealth in order to know true happiness.
To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code DICKENS14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 4th January 2015.
To learn more about the work of the charity, War Child, please click here.