Comfort and Joy
Paperback : 10 Nov 2011
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Bestselling writer India Knight explores the inevitable panic that family and Christmas bring in her side-splittingly funny and honest novel Comfort and Joy.
‘I’d say Christmas was about hope. Yeah. Hope. And optimism. It’s like the fairy tales in the window: for families, every Christmas is a new opportunity for Happy Ever After. No pressure, then. . . ’
Oxford Street, two shopping days left to Christmas, and wife and mum Clara Dunphy is desperately, madly trying to make everything, not perfect, but just right for her extended family on the greatest day of the year. But then she gets distracted. . .
‘Will make you laugh, maybe make you cry and keep you reading past bedtime’ Lauren Laverne, Grazia
‘A hilarious, bawdy, yet touching portrait of Christmas’ Jilly Cooper, Guardian
‘Hilarious and honest; the dialogue is sitcom-snappy and the opening scenes in Oxford Street positively Joycean’ Daily Mail
In addition to Comfort and Joy, Sunday Times columnist India Knight is the author of two hilarious novels, My Life on a Plate and Don’t You Want Me?, The Thrift Book – a guide to spending less, but living just as much, and Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet and its accompanying cookbook – Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook. Follow India on Twitter or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.
India Knight: Comfort and Joy (Audiobook Extract) read by Lucy Brown by Penguin Books UK
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'Breathless, colourful, hilarious and honest; the dialogue is sitcom-snappy and the opening scenes in Oxford Street positively Joycean,' Daily Mail
'Fabulous. Laugh-out-loud funny, moving and as cuddly as Santa Claus, this is perfect for snuggling up with over the Christmas holidays,' Cosmopolitan
'Riotously high in laughs and glamour. I defy a festive grump not to be cheered by it,' The Independent
'A wickedly funny, painfully honest look at families, festivities and romantic love.' Marie Claire
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 288
Published : 10 Nov 2011
Publisher : Fig Tree
Comfort and Joy
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