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A FAMILIAR AND EVER COMFORTING FAVOURITE
on 12 September 2013
I first started buying copies of The Fireside Book for my Mum, Mum-in-law, and a friend way back around 1976. It became as much a part of their Christmas stocking as chocolates and perfume - but lasted the entire year and beyond, as they all treasured their copies.
I loved the books so much that as well as browsing my Mum's copy I'd pick up old editions in charity shops!
The inspirational and uplifting verses, thoughtful stories and gorgeous illustrations to reflect on in this cheery annual are definitely a welcome comfort throughout the entire year.
Last year was the first year The Fireside Book became The People's Friend Fireside Book, and while the book has become larger, the format has changed little. The Country Calendar feature with information related to each season, accompanied by beautiful photographs, is a welcome addition to the contents.