By John Julius Norwich
'If i'll paintings my will,' acknowledged Scrooge indignantly, 'Every fool who is going approximately with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, will be boiled along with his personal pudding, and buried with a stake of holly via his heart.'
This 12 months move carol-singing within the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; move current procuring with Virginia Woolf or consume a long way an excessive amount of with Agatha Christie. have a good time Christmas at Chatsworth, within the workhouse or marooned within the ice with Shackleton ...
For the final forty-five years, the coming of John Julius Norwich's most up-to-date Christmas Cracker has turn into as crucial part of the Christmas event as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas the mythical renowned historian has eventually accrued the entire most sensible writing approximately this strangest and such a lot memorable time of 12 months into one e-book and his impressive eye for a narrative is obvious on each page.
Vividly evoking all of the good stuff concerning the festive season, this unforeseen anthology is simply as unique approximately its darker features. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret's thank-you record jostles with relocating letters domestic from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes approximately indigestion; Jane Austen approximately reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy concerning the previous folks trust that each one animals kneel at the hours of darkness on 24 December. There are ghost tales, video games and peculiar recipes. Diary-entries, recipes and letters sit down along poems and brief tales. An English Christmas may perhaps convert any Scrooge into an fast enthusiast.
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