On Christmas

On Christmas

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A seasonal anthology of Christmas-themed writings to savour during the highs and lows of Christmas Day. This delightful book offers a diverse array of classic and contemporary writers who have expressed their thoughts about Christmas over the centuries - with joy, nostalgia and dazzling wit. Includes selections from Dostoevsky, Truman Capote, A.A. Milne, Jerome K Jerome, and modern day diarists, this beautiful volume is as full of delight and nostalgia as Christmas itself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 120 x 190 x 15.24mm | 217.72g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910749680
  • 9781910749685
  • 1,401,389

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This compact little book, handsomely produced, includes some enterprising choices, ranging from the Koran to Ali Smith, and concluding with an essay by P.G. Wodehouse, 'Just What I Wanted, ' that was published in Vanity Fair in 1915 but remains perfectly apposite today." --The Best Christmas Books of 2017, Evening Standard (UK) "One of the best stocking-filler books of 2017." --The Guardian (UK)
On Christmas, a Notting Hill anthology of yuletide essays from contributors as varied as Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, and Anton Chekhov, has a crimson binding vivid enough to toast the retinas like holiday chestnuts. This is obviously a publisher that likes to have fun." --Danny Heitman, The Weekly Standard

"On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology offers something for everyone...packing in a range of old and new voices, motley viewpoints and diverse modes of writing...this charming little book hits the spot. --Malcolm Forbes, Star Tribune

A perfect stocking stuffer for readers is this slim, hardback anthology of superb stories of and about Christmas...it's certain to please any lover of great literature. --Bayou Catholic Monthly
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About Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller The 7 Secrets of Happiness.
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20 ratings
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4 35% (7)
3 40% (8)
2 5% (1)
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