The Illustrated Christmas Cracker By John Julius Norwich

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For over forty years, John Julius Norwich has been sending out his Christmas Crackers – a personal collection of quirky quotes and literary odds and ends – to his friends instead of a Christmas card. llustrated throughout by the inimitable Quentin Blake.

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Pre-owned with inscription. In The Illustrated Christmas Cracker Quentin Blake has made his own selection of favourite pieces and has illustrated them in his own trademark style. From curious dictionary definitions (‘Carphology. Delirious fumbling with the bedclothes’, Concise Oxford Dictionary) and tortuous palindromes (‘Live dirt up a side-track carted is a putrid evil’) to eighteenth-century accounts of drunken pigs and Benjamin Franklin’s account of inventing bifocals, this cracker is stuffed with surprising, offbeat, often hilarious gems. Hardcover. Published by Transworld Publishers 2002

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Weight 0.25 kg