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Christmas days : 12 stories and 12 feasts for 12 days / Jeanette Winterson.

Author:
Winterson, Jeanette, 1959- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[London: Jonathan Cape, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
293 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary note:
"Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story? Read these stories by the fire, in the snow, travelling home for the holidays. Give them to friends, wrap them up for someone you love, read them aloud, read them alone, read them together. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic. There are ghosts here and jovial spirits. Chances at love and tricks with time. There is frost and icicles, mistletoe and sledges. There's a cat and a dog and a solid silver frog. There's a Christmas cracker with a surprising gift inside. There's a haunted house and a SnowMama. There are Yuletides and holly wreaths. Three Kings. And a merry little Christmas time. And for the icing on the Christmas cake, there are twelve festive recipes from Yuletides past and present. Red cabbage, gravlax, turkey biryani, sherry trifle, Mrs Winterson's mince pies"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Christmas-tide -- Spirit of Christmas -- Mrs Winterson's mince pies -- The SnowMama -- Ruth Rendell's red cabbage -- Dark Christmas -- Kathy Acker's New York custard -- Christmas in New York -- My Christmas Eve smoked salmon and champagne -- The mistletoe bride -- Susie's Christmas Eve gravlax -- O'Brien's first Christmas -- Dad's sherry trifle -- The second-best bed -- Shakespeare and Company's Chinese dumplings -- Christmas cracker -- My mulled wine (or: No more fruit in main courses) -- A ghost story -- Kamila Shamsie's turkey biryani -- The Silver Frog -- My New Year's Eve cheese crispies -- The lion, the unicorn and me -- My New Year's Day steak sandwich -- The glow-heart -- My Twelfth Night fishcakes.
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ISBN:
  • 9781911214304 (hbk.)
  • 1911214306 (hbk.)
OCLC:
945718475
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