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Notting Hill Editions

On Christmas

On Christmas

A Seasonal Anthology

Edited and with an introduction by Gyles Brandreth

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This delightful anthology—described in Gyles Brandreth’s introduction as “a plum pudding stuffed with good things”—offers an array of writers, both old and new, who have expressed their thoughts about Christmas with joy, nostalgia, grumpiness, and wit. Devour in one sitting, or savor at your leisure through the long winter nights.

On Christmas 
includes selections from Charles Dickens, William Sandys, Deborah Bull, C.S. Lewis, Saint Bonaventure, Clement A. Miles, Robert Benchley, Quentin Crisp, the Koran, Queen Victoria, Anthony Trollope, Francis Kilvert, Samuel Pepys, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jerome K. Jerome, Edmond de Goncourt, Mrs Beeton, Kathy Lette, Paul Fournier, Anton Chekhov, Charles Dudley Warner, Sue Townsend, O. Henry, Suhel Seth, Saki, Ali Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Lawson, Guy de Maupassant, Will Self, and P.G. Wodehouse.

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Series: Notting Hill Editions
ISBN: 9781910749685
Pages: 192
Publication Date:


This compact little book, handsomely produced, includes some enterprising choices, ranging from the Koran to Ali Smith, and concluding with an essay by P.G. Wodehouse, 'Just What I Wanted,' that was published in Vanity Fair in 1915 but remains perfectly apposite today.
—"The Best Christmas Books of 2017," Evening Standard (UK)

One of the best stocking-filler books of 2017.
The Guardian (UK)

On Christmas, a Notting Hill anthology of yuletide essays from contributors as varied as Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, and Anton Chekhov, has a crimson binding vivid enough to toast the retinas like holiday chestnuts. This is obviously a publisher that likes to have fun.
—Danny Heitman, The Weekly Standard

On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology offers something for everyone...packing in a range of old and new voices, motley viewpoints and diverse modes of writing...this charming little book hits the spot.
Star Tribune

A perfect stocking stuffer for readers is this slim, hardback anthology of superb stories of and about's certain to please any lover of great literature.
Bayou Catholic Monthly

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