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The Twelve Days of Christmas by John Julius Norwich
  

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas by John Julius Norwich

My dearest darling- That partridge, in that lovely little pear tree! What an enchanting, romantic, poetic present! Bless you and thank you. Your deeply loving Emily Everyone knows the 'Twelve days of Christmas', but not as rewritten by John Julius Norwich in this delightful correspondence, which records the daily thank-you letters from one increasingly bemused young lady to her unseen admirer. And who but Quentin Blake could exploit the full comic possibilities of this hilarious debacle as first birds, then maids and finally the full percussion section of the Liverpool Philharmonic create mayhem in the calm of an English country Christmas?

About the Author

John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire and, most recently, The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC Television.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2010

Author

John Julius Norwich

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Categories

Humour
Gift books

ISBN

9781848877085

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