The Twelve Days of Christmas – Quentin Blake

£15.99

Something a little different to inject some humour into your Christmas Day this year! This is the perfect gift for just about anybody but especially for those who love a little tongue in cheek humour, Quentin Blake illustrations and a classic Christmas Carol… Intrigued? Read on to find out more…

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Something a little different to inject some humour into your Christmas Day this year! This is the perfect gift for just about anybody but especially for those who love a little tongue in cheek humour, Quentin Blake illustrations and a classic Christmas Carol… Intrigued? Read on to find out more…

About The Book

That partridge, in that lovely little pear tree! What an enchanting, romantic, poetic present! Bless you and thank you.

Your deeply loving Emily

Everyone knows the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, but not as rewritten by John Julius Norwich in this delightful correspondence, which records the daily thank-you letters from one increasingly bemused young lady to her unseen admirer. And who but Quentin Blake could exploit the full comic possibilities of this hilarious debacle as first birds, then maids and finally the full percussion section of the Liverpool Philharmonic bring mayhem to the calm of an English country Christmas?

What’s included in your Box?

  • A brand new hardback edition of The Twelve Days of Christmas by John Julius Norwich illustrated by Quentin Blake.
  • Four delicious beverages (English Tea Shop & Beanies Coffee).
  • A Tasty Treat (Meredith & Drew Biscuits).
  • A Hot Chocolate and a Candy Cane.
  • A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home.
  • Wrapped in brown paper, tied with string and finished with a wax seal.

* Gallery images show an example of what may be included in your box – treat contents may differ.

About The Author

John Julius Norwich was born in 1929. After National Service, he took a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service, serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva.

His publications include The Normans in Sicily; Mount Athos (with Reresby Sitwell); Sahara; The Architecture of Southern England; Glyndebourne; and A History of Venice. He is also the author of a three-volume history of the Byzantine Empire. He has written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for television, and is a regular lecturer on Venice and numerous other subjects.

About The Illustrator

Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children’s writer. He may be known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl. For his lasting contribution as a children’s illustrator he won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of children’s books. From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Children’s Laureate.

The Other Important Bits

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Atlantic Books (2013)
Language: English

*Dietary requirements? Just pop a note in the checkout and we will be sure to include tasty treats and beverages that suit your needs.