Twelve Days of Christmas: Correspondence Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999
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A reissue of the hilarious bestselling Christmas book --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A delightful spoof of the old favourite carol The Twelve Days of Christmas which records the daily thank-you letters from one increasingly bemused young lady to her unseen admirer: from initial gracious gratitude for the delightful partridge in the sweet little pear tree through to dismay and distress and a final threatening solicitors letter as a bacchanalia of pipers, scantily clad dancers and the full percussion section of the Liverpool Philharmonic create mayhem outside her door. The witty full colour drawings by Quentin Blake are a perfect accompaniment to the irrepressible humour of this sparkling little book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I was wondering what I was going to give Noel and Ellen...
Well, it's not a fairytale ending. But it's a brilliantly subversive one. Though be warned - it's only 12 pages of text (but some priceless illustrations too).
Quentin Blake perfectly conveys the wickedness and hilarity of the poem. Emily writes back to we betrothed each day, become less as less enamoured of her romantic Christmas gifts.
My favourite days were days 9 and 10 - I loved Norwich's interpretation of the ladies dancing and the naughty, naughty Lords... Be ready to snort!
I'll be purchasing copies next Christmas. I know a few people who will share my glee at this irreverence.
P.S. While children will enjoy this, I think it's best appreciated by us grown ups.
They loved the illustrations by the wonderful Quentin Blake, they are familiar with his drawings from reading other stories with his illustrations in.
This is a very funny version of the song and we follow Emily and what she receives from her admirer,in letter versions. The children found it very funny to imagine actually getting the gifts from the song. They were giggling throughout the story and I also found it funny.
I think this is a great little book in the run up to Christmas as a stocking filler or as a gift to yourself. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a little chuckle and this should be a firm book on everyone's bookshelf to share around this time of year!
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this copy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly as described. A delightful book. Would highly recommend this seller.Published 18 months ago by Tick Tock
Wonderfully witty and suitably illustrated to give a hilarious spin on the Twelve Days of Christmas, would recommend it to all.Published 19 months ago by Dunnock