Favourite festive scenes from books No 5, ‘Faith Fox’ by Jane Gardam.

I absolutely love Jane Gardam's work and Faith Fox is one of my most treasured. It's a complex, sad and very funny tale about  a baby, Faith, her parents and relatives, some of whom live  'up North' and are eccentric to say the least.  It would spoil it if I gave too much away as … Continue reading Favourite festive scenes from books No 5, ‘Faith Fox’ by Jane Gardam.

Favourite festive scenes from books No 4 ‘Little Women ‘ by Louisa May Alcott

One of the first books I thought of was Little Women, especially the opening lines. 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo lying on the rug. 'It's so dreadful to poor,' sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress. 'I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, … Continue reading Favourite festive scenes from books No 4 ‘Little Women ‘ by Louisa May Alcott

Favourite Seasonal Scenes from books No 3, Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding.

I've always liked this book better than the first one ( although I think the film was worse). Anyway my favourite bit out of this book (which makes me smile) is the bit where Mark Darcy reads out the contents of a Christmas card which a rather drunken Bridget has sent to his friend Nigel. … Continue reading Favourite Seasonal Scenes from books No 3, Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding.

Favourite seasonal scenes from books No 2, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Just amusing myself by reading this set of short stories. Imagine dropping in at Cold Comfort Farm on Stir Up Sunday to find these items included in the 'pudden for luck' by Adam (  an old man and the sort of resident cook). a small coffin nail a menthol cone three bad sixpences a doll's … Continue reading Favourite seasonal scenes from books No 2, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons