The Twelve Days Of Christmas by John Julius NorwichThe Twelve Days Of Christmas by John Julius Norwich

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

byJohn Julius NorwichIllustratorQuentin Blake

Hardcover | December 1, 2013

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The classic Christmas carol is told with a very special twist. With inimitable illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is a most elegant and enchanting gift book.

My Dearest Darling -

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 create mayhem in the calm of an English country Christmas?

John Julius Norwich is a writer and a leading historian whose books include Absolute Monarchs, The Great Cities in History, and The Middle Sea. Quentin Blake is one of today's most popular and best-loved children's illustrators. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous o...
Title:The Twelve Days Of ChristmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1782392238

ISBN - 13:9781782392231

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