An Almost Perfect Christmas

An Almost Perfect Christmas

A hilarious Christmas read from bestselling author of Love, Nina

Summary

Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina and Reasons to Be Cheerful, delves hilariously into the festive season with the perfect stocking filler!

'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.

'Witty, intimate, beguiling . . . Ideal for a Christmas stocking' Irish Times

'It's Stibbe who truly captures that typically English attitude of adhering to traditions while grumbling about them ceaselessly' Stylist

'Prepare to ignite your Yuletide spirit' Glamour

Reviews

  • This book is the seasonal garnish we all need. There is no subject upon which Stibbe could not entertain . . . It ends with "Zest: a vital ingredient in many Christmas dishes". But the essential zest, I'd say, is Nina Stibbe herself
    Observer

About the author

Nina Stibbe

Nina Stibbe was born in Leicester. She is the author of two works of non-fiction - Love, Nina and An Almost Perfect Christmas - and three previous novels: Man at the Helm, Paradise Lodge, and Reasons to be Cheerful, which is the only novel to have won both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Comedy Women in Print Award. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year and was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC TV series. Nina Stibbe lives in Cornwall.
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