Just about to go on a blogging break over the holidays and couldn't go without showing this cute picture I found. Adorable aren't they. Have a good Christmas everyone and I look forward to catching up with you all in the new year.
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.
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
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.
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
There's so many to choose from, it's hard to start. The first one which sprang to mind was the hilarious sequence of scenes from David Nicholl's 'Starter for Ten' when hapless Brian goes to visit his crush and fellow student, Alice for New Year in the country. It all starts well enough. ' As the … Continue reading Favourite seasonal scenes from books No 1
via 'Christmas at The Contraband Cafe', a guest interview with co-author Liberty Bell.