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For anyone who has ever had too much of Christmas or felt left out of the festive cheer, Christmas Day contains a lifeline of humour and sanity in a world run seasonally mad. This is a piercingly honest, sad and funny poem about two men spending Christmas Day together.

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  • Paperback


    August 1, 2002

    Harvill Press

    96 pages

    RRP $21.99

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  • EBook


    September 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    96 pages

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