A Very British Christmas: Twelve Days of Discomfort and Joy by Rhodri Marsden

A Very British Christmas: Twelve Days of Discomfort and Joy

Imagine if all your Christmases did actually “come at once”.That idiom is supposed to evoke an image of delight, happiness and nothing going wrong, but the British Christmas doesn’t always turn out that way. Yes, sometimes all the gifts are perfect, everyone’s on great form and no one chokes on a mince pie. But on other occasions you’ll fall through a glass cabinet or set...

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  • Fritzov
    There is a bit of a difference on how we celebrate christmas in Sweden and how they do it in the United Kinggdom. ...
  • Clare
    Listened to in audio format.Although I love sickly sweet christmas books, towards the end of December I do suffer from Christmas fatigue. A Very British Christmas was the perfect anti-Christmas book to bring me back down to earth.This was an hilarious book about a typical British Christmas which def...
  • Sharon
    Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publishers for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review.This is a book detailing all the little things we do to celebrate Christmas. It’s jam packed full of stories and anecdotes from Santa visiting to the traditional Christmas feast. T...
  • Sandra
    REVIEWI always try to read a few Christmas themed books in November/December in an attempt to get into the "Christmas-sey mood" so I was looking for an appropriate book to read and review when I found this one. As I am British I was interested to see what Christmas rituals and traditions are thought...
  • Gaynor Thomas
    We all have our Christmas traditions - from the tatty fairy perched at a drunken angle on the top of the tree to the stupid games that must be played on Christmas Day, while partaking of quantities of food and drink that we would find impossible to justify at any other time of year. These are the th...
  • Alex Sarll
    A wry, witty and poignant exploration of the small oddities which make a British Christmas, taking in both the national stuff that baffles other countries (nobody else understands crackers, and really, why would they?) and the idiosyncratic family traditions that even baffle the neighbours. It reall...
  • Charlotte Jones
    *Disclaimed: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Anyone who knows me will know that I absolutely adore Christmas and this book epitomises all of the weird and wonderful things that I love about the season. From the Christmas music, to food, to the commercialisati...
  • Rachel
    A light- hearted look at how we British celebrate Christmas, interspersed with anecdotes from different people, some of which are funny and some heartbreakingly sad.Well worth the read in the run up to the festive season....
  • Sharon Mckinlay
    Absolutely loved this book! Great reading all the little bits about other people’s Christmas experiences. A fabulous book to read at Christmas time or indeed at anytime. ...

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