Author: Alexander Bell (Fitzwilliam College 1980)
All was well at the North Pole until Santa Claus had a gardening accident which affected his mental state. Leaving the Pole for the wider world, he falls under the influence of the urbane and Machiavellian Nick Claws who persuades him, for reasons of his own, to re-invent himself as a modern man of business. This will require Santa to wise up and completely rethink his entire present-giving operation. Is it fit for purpose in the 21st century?
In this satirical fable for our times, Alexander Bell pokes fun at globalisation, outsourcing, standardisation and big data and examines the value of work and creativity whilst relating a tale that will provide festive amusement for Christmas romantics of all ages.