The Penguin Podcast

Nina Stibbe on what makes an Almost-Perfect Christmas

In a festive episode, Nina Stibbe joins Konnie Huq in the studio to discuss her new book, An almost Perfect Christmas

Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina, talks to Konnie Huq about the Christmases that have gone wrong, her madcap family, and storing turkeys on the toilet.

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An Almost Perfect Christmas

Nina Stibbe

'This book is the seasonal garnish we all need' Observer

"My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to get a frozen one from Bejams on the 23rd and leave it to defrost in the downstairs toilet for not quite 48 hours."

From perennially dry turkeys to Christmas pudding fires, from the round robin code of conduct to the risks and rewards of re-gifting, An Almost Perfect Christmas is an ode to the joy and insanity of the most wonderful time of the year.

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