Comfort and Joy
ePub eBook : 25 Nov 2010
It's December 23rd and Clara Dunphy is running around Oxford Street like a blue-arsed fly trying to buy presents. She wants to make Christmas perfect: it's a lifelong ambition. And a challenging one at the best of times, even without taking her sixteen guests - sorry, "loved ones" - and their varying degrees of social dysfunction into account. Meanwhile, something weird has happened to her marriage, and the ho, ho, ho is thin on the ground.
Why does Christmas have such an emotional hold over us? Why does family stuff hit the peak of its madness on December the 25th? And is it okay to want more than you have, when what you have seems so enviable from the outside?
A blackly funny, tender dissection of the meaning of love - family love, sibling love, children love - Comfort and Joy will make you laugh and cry.
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'A wickedly funny, painfully honest look at families, festivities and romantic love.' Marie Claire
'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
Size : 135 x 216mm
Pages : 288
Published : 25 Nov 2010
Publisher : Penguin
Comfort and Joy
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