COMEDIAN and author, Ben Miller will be in Taunton next week.

He will be giving a short reading from and signing copies of his new book,The Night I Met Father Christmas at Brendon Books in Bath Place, Taunton on Wednesday, December 12, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

If you are able to let Brendon Books know beforehand if you are coming it will help them prepare for the event.

The Night I Met Father Christmas, centres around Jackson who knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know ... how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?

That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story.

So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is...

Get ready for a Christmas classic in the making from actor and comedian Ben Miller with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist.

Later on December 12, Ben will be at St Mary Magdalene Church for an NSPCC Carols by Candlelight at 6.30pm.

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Read more about Ben in this Big Interview online at and get details how to get tickets for the carol concert: