THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER!
On Christmas: A Seasonal Anthology is the perfect Christmas cornucopia in a delightfully compact package! This slim-but-satisfying collection is, as Gyles Brandreth writes in his appealing introduction, a veritable “plum pudding stuffed with good things”; a book made to be devoured in one sitting, and revisited often. The stories in On Christmas are diverse; writers old and new offer their takes on Christmas traditions with requisite joy, nostalgia, grumpiness, and wit. Published to great acclaim in the UK during last year’s holiday season, On Christmas is now available in the US. On Christmas includes selections by Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Robert Benchley, Quentin Crisp, Queen Victoria, Anthony Trollope, Dostoevsky, Mrs. Beeton, Chekhov, O. Henry, Suhel Seth, William Makepeace Thackeray, Guy de Maupassant, and Will Self, among others. “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)