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

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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 your cardigan on fire.

A Very British Christmas pays tribute to all the peculiar ways we choose to celebrate; it tells stories of our propensity to behave badly, our uselessness under pressure and our unquenchable joie de vivre. Join us as we salute cultural icons, dissect national customs and hear from people who’ve eaten all the turkey and lived to tell the tale.

Tidings of discomfort, tidings of joy.

Title : A Very British Christmas: Twelve Days of Discomfort and Joy
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ISBN : 0008256713
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Clare rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2017

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...

Charlotte rated it ★★★★☆

December 07, 2017

*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 commercialis...

Sharon rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2017

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.

Sharon rated it ★★★☆☆

November 22, 2017

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. The...

Rachel rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

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.

Sandra "Jeanz" rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2017

REVIEW I 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 thou...

Fritzov rated it ★★★☆☆

November 12, 2017

There is a bit of a difference on how we celebrate christmas in Sweden and how they do it in the United Kinggdom.

Gaynor rated it ★★★★☆

December 07, 2017

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...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2018

Genuinely amusing look at the ridiculous traditions of the ridiculous British at Christmas. Peppered with true life anecdotes and bang on the nose observations, this was the perfect end to a month reading nothing but festively happy endings. I read whole parts of it aloud to my husband, who was s...

Den rated it ★★★☆☆

January 05, 2018

I was expecting another festive read and so was pleasantly surprised to find a book which looked in detail at our many Christmas traditions which the view o show how different families celebrate the same festivities SO differently. I loved it as I could dip in and out of it and it raised a few ch...

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