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Christmas Pudding Paperback – October, 1998

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786705760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786705764
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,988,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 20, 2000
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With sly, often understated wit and a true ensemble cast, I don't know why I hadn't heard of this book before. It's less arch than Mapp and Lucia, and more worldly than Jeeves. The subtle references to everything from the art world to politics to animal husbandry will keep the reader entertained to the last. An excellent find.
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By A Customer on August 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
This was my first Nancy Mitford book and I like her style very much. Brief and breezy, light and entertaining and yet also carrying some very thought-provoking passages. Mainly deals with relationships and the silliness of the landed gentry of England. I was laughing out loud in some public places while reading this. I think that in a subtle kind of way Bobbie is the real hero of the story. Read it and see if you agree! I will definitely read more of her books.
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Format: Paperback
There is one scene in this book that struck me as so violently funny that Christmas Pudding will retain a place in my lifetime's hall of humor. Re-reading and even remembering brings on laughter that exceeds 98% of competing satires. Yet, I say that with hesitation because I've learned often that its foolish to bet on humor. ... I am a sucker for those descriptions of the most stuffy and stupid British upperclass near phobic reactions to suspected foreign invasions and insidious socialists and Germans. This scene involves what is a suspected assasination by means of an "infernal machine." I'll say no more.
There's the book- if you value that kind of pleasure/pain breakup- I hope you get it. I sure did.
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By A Customer on November 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is probably Nancy Mitford's funniest book. It's a light, witty romp with eccentric English upper-class characters doing silly things. And while it won't change your world in any way,reading it is a relaxing way to spend a cold, snowy afternoon. I also highly recommend Mitford's more serious novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.
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