'Christmas Day was organized by Lady Bobbin with the thoroughness and attention to detail of a general leading his army into battle . . .'
The formidable fox-hunter Lady Bobbin is holding a Christmas house party. Attendees include her rebellious daughter Philadelphia, a pompous suitor, a couple of children poring over newspaper death notices, and a dejected writer whose first serious novel has been declared the funniest book of the year. Add to the mix beautiful ex-courtesan Amabelle Fortescue and her guests staying in a neighbouring cottage and you have a ribald tale of true love and false fidelity, hijinks and low morals, not to mention the consumption of a considerable quantity of Christmas spirit.
'Utter, utter bliss' Daily Mail
'A dazzling comic delight' The Times
'Very funny, irresistible' Spectator
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/11/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241398036
- Paperback / softback from £6.89
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