The twelve days of Christmas are fast approaching and Mole is planning to enjoy every one of them with his River Bank friends. So when the normally cheerful Toad despairs at the arrival of Mrs. Ffleshe, a quite impossibly rude houseguest who every year sets out to protect Toad from overindulgence, Mole must do something about it. But the plan he hatches with Ratty, Badger, and Otter to rescue Toad goes horribly wrong. With the prospect of spending Christmas in jail and a trial for capital offences soon to follow, Mole will have to work hard if he is to salvage something of the Christmas spirit for his friends.
William Horwood was born 1944 in Oxford, England.
William Horwood has written books about the world of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. These books are sequels to The Wind in the Willows. He has also written three picture books, which are based upon the world of The Wind in the Willows.
William Horwood's other fantasy series are The Duncton Chronicles, The Book of Silence and Wolves of Time.