The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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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. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. 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?

Each day for twelve days, Edward sends her one of the gifts mentioned in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol and Emily responds with a letter for each day. FIRST EDITION 1998, small 8vo, 185 x 135 mm, 7¼ x 5¼ inches, pale yellow cloth, gilt vignette and lettering, pale violet endpapers, (32) pages. They also considered that it was a way of dropping hints about the consequences of poorly idealised Christmas presents. I often see things, in the artwork, that I haven't noticed before---in spite of owning it for years! It makes me laugh out loud every time I read it and I keep it out (not just for Christmas) to read through it occasionally.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The monologue is based upon letters written by a woman to her lover who sends her each of the gifts mentioned in the song, resulting in mayhem in her village house and the breakdown of the lovers' relationship. First edition thus hard back binding in publisher's original Devon cream cloth covers, scarlet title and author lettering to the spine.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I had a hard copy of this book many years ago and loved it, but I must have lent it out as this year I could not find it. May also contain light spine creasing or a few markings such as an owner's name, short gifter's inscription or light stamp. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

The gifts eventually cause a breakdown in their relationship, with Emily's house and gardens being ruined by all the birds, animals, and personnel that Edward sends. I received it as a gift many years ago and still read it at Christmas time - take a break and have a laugh. Corvus Atlantic’s commercial fiction list which includes women’s, historical, romance, sci-fi, crime and thriller. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's finest illustrators, and best known for his own picture books and his collaboration with Roald Dahl. The monologue is performed by the reading out of letters written by Emily Wilbraham to her lover Edward.

It is an easy read and as a literacy tutor, I wanted something for the children to read in the run up to Christmas. The Twelve Days of Christmas" by John Julius Norwich: This book is one of the funniest on the planet. It was published by Atlantic Books and is based upon the Christmas carol " The Twelve Days of Christmas".For the final letter, after Edward has sent members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to her, [2] Emily's solicitor G. 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 bring mayhem to the calm of an English country Christmas? 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.



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