Favourite picks from the staff team at Arnolfini available to buy from the Arnolfini Bookshop.
By Jeanette Winterson
Christmas is about stories. Whether it is the greatest story ever told, of a baby being born in a stable; or the same stories that your Great-Auntie repeats year after year of a simpler time; or maybe it’s curling up on the sofa with family to watch a story told in colour and movement on our TV screens; or better yet, you are tucked under duvets and blankets on Christmas Eve and a loved one reads to you from a book about magic and snow, mystery and presents, peace and goodwill…
Christmas is about stories and food. Whether it’s sharing mince pies after a church carol service; or the smell of your Great-Auntie’s famous Christmas pudding baking in the oven; or maybe it’s the inevitable food coma that happens every Christmas after Mum’s cooking has outdone itself from last year; or better yet, when you are warm and snug on Christmas Eve and a loved one gets out some chocolates and suggests making mulled wine from a recipe they have just found…
Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Christmas Days’ encompasses all that is Christmas – storytelling, family memories and heart-warming recipes. With a story and a recipe for every one of the twelve days of Christmas, this book will take you through the festive season, however you celebrate it, with a sprinkling of imagination and all of you indulgent food needs met.
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