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Newbury & Hobbes Xmas Annual 2013

November 22, 2012


It’s finally here! The Newbury & Hobbes Christmas Annual 2013, published today by Obverse Books ( and limited to only 100 copies!

This is the only new Newbury & Hobbes book published this year, as we’re gearing up for a very busy year next year. It’s a real confection of Christmas themed stuff, including new stories, brilliant artwork by Mark Manley, a crossword, a recipe, a board game, a short comic strip, character profiles…all the sorts of things you’d expect from an annual, really.

For those interested, the stories included are: The Only Gift Worth Giving, Old Friends, A Rum Affair, Christmas Spirits and The Shattered Teacup. The short two page comic strip is called A Day in the Life.


Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever, so get them while they’re hot. It’s set to be the rarest N&H book ever!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Kevin Povey permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:53 pm

    What a little treat this is! Just ordered my copy 🙂

  2. November 22, 2012 10:04 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand ordered…

  3. Justin permalink
    November 22, 2012 10:19 pm

    Just ordered my copy! Truly excited! Thanks for putting this together!

  4. November 23, 2012 2:41 am

    And bought! I’ve only read your short N&H short stories so far, but really enjoyed them, and am sure I will enjoy the N&H books too when I get started on them proper. Don’t want to miss getting this one anyway.

  5. Kitsune permalink
    December 13, 2012 9:46 pm

    Ordered! Just to hope the post office do their job now, especially at this time of year.

    Really looking forward to this a lot.

  6. Danny permalink
    December 28, 2012 2:12 pm

    Received today and almost finished, a great addition to the N&H series, I loved it and can’t wait for next years publications….. More please

    • December 28, 2012 3:01 pm

      Thanks, Danny! Lots more next year – a new N&H novel, a big collection of N&H stories, a N&H audio play, a Sherlock Holmes novel featuring Bainbridge, hopefully another annual…

  7. magisternihil permalink
    December 29, 2012 3:54 am

    Just ordered mine. I’m excited to see more from this series.

  8. October 4, 2013 8:28 pm

    I just got The Executioner’s Heart today and I’m so excited to read it! But I seem to be a bit late to the series so I completely missed out on the Christmas Annual. Just tried eBay too and no luck. Any chance this will be reprinted in the future or made available electronically? I’m devastated. 🙂

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