What happens when you take Christ out of Christmas? Well, you just might end up at the Inn at the Edge of the World. That is exactly what happens to five people who answer an advertisement in Alice Thomas Ellis’ magnificent cautionary tale. “Dreading Christmas?” reads the advertisement, “Then get away from it all at a small inn at the edge of the world.” These words compel five people to embark on a holiday “of sorts” to escape from the very thing which would save them from their own bitter lives. Harry, the melancholy ex-soldier; Jessica, the pa...
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