Curated by Emma Thomson and Greg Wise, this touching essay collection on the spirit and meaning of Christmas features writing from an absolute star cast, from Meryl Streep and Olivia Coleman to Bill Bailey and Richard Ayoade.
When you think back to Christmases past, what (if anything) made it magical? Looking towards the future, what would your perfect Christmas be? What would you change? What should we all change?
This is a beautiful, funny and soulful collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas, written by a unique plethora of voices from the boulevards of Hollywood to the soup kitchens of Covent Garden.
Away from the John Lewis advert, the high street decorations and the candied orange in Heston Blumenthal's Christmas pudding, this gem of a book introduced and curated by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise celebrates the importance of kindness and generosity, acceptance and tolerance - and shows us that these values are not just for Christmas.
The perfect gift book, featuring the writing of Meryl Streep, Bill Bailey, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Caitlin Moran, Richard Ayoade, Emily Watson and others, to coincide with the movie Last Christmas, starring Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm
The perfect gift for anyone who loves all things Christmas ... it's a festive gem * Woman & Home magazine *
You may also be interested in...
“Christmas can be a very happy time or a very difficult time for many”
I hope this book raises a great deal of money for the relevant charities this Christmas and perhaps every Christmas going forward.
It makes an interesting read, because it is important to remember that... More
“Reassuring and comforting”
The people who wrote the stories in this book come from all walks of life, and their experiences of Christmas and what it means to them are as unique and varied as they are. What the stories have in common is that... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?