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Comfort and Joy
  • Published: 28 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141970189
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Comfort and Joy



One extended family. Twenty-four hours. Christmas day. No pressure.

It's December 23rd and Clara Dunphy is running around Oxford Street like a blue-arsed fly trying to buy presents. She wants to make Christmas perfect: it's a lifelong ambition. And a challenging one at the best of times, even without taking her sixteen guests - sorry, "loved ones" - and their varying degrees of social dysfunction into account. Meanwhile, something weird has happened to her marriage, and the ho, ho, ho is thin on the ground.

Why does Christmas have such an emotional hold over us? Why does family stuff hit the peak of its madness on December the 25th? And is it okay to want more than you have, when what you have seems so enviable from the outside?

A blackly funny, tender dissection of the meaning of love - family love, sibling love, children love - Comfort and Joy will make you laugh and cry.

  • Published: 28 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141970189
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

India Knight

India Knight was born in 1965. She lives in London with her two children. She is the author of two novels, My Life on a Plate and Don't You Want Me? plus with Neris Thomas, Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet; an invaluable guide to losing weight and feeling great. All of the above are published by Penguin.

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