Comfort and Joy

By India Knight
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119814, 240pp.)

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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Description

If Bridget Jones had two ex-husbands, three children, and invited her entire extended family over for Christmas...

It's December 23, and Clara Dunphy is running around Oxford Street like a chicken with its head cut off trying to pick up "a few last- minute bits and bobs." Despite the frenzy, the twice-divorced mother of three loves Christmas and always wants to make it perfect. A challenge even in the best of times, but particularly when "family" means an extended network of in-laws, out-laws, ex-stepfathers, and hangers-on, totaling sixteen. Is the madness of Christmas really worth it? Clara is a witty, blackly funny everywoman who will win over anyone who has ever longed to shut out the holidays with "a giant martini . . . and some olives."




About the Author

India Knight is a bestselling writer and columnist for The Sunday Times in London, where she lives with her three children.

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