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A Christmas Cracker, 1983 (Signed by John Julius Norwich)




John Julius Norwich


Printed for the Author, London, 1983.


First edition. Card covers, stapled binding, printed titling to front. 20.5 × 13.5cm, unpaginated (c25pp).

Signed and dedicated by John Julius Norwich to the front cover.


John Julius Norwich's Christmas Crackers started life when he started collecting together the favourite things he’d come across during the last year into one short charming pamphlet. They included letters and diaries and gravestones and poems, boastful Who's Who entries, indexes from biographies, word games such as palindromes, holorhymes and mnemonics. They were initially meant as Christmas greetings for friends and a few were sold through bookshops. They soon became very popular items, leading to anthologies and collected editions.

This is an original copy from 1983 and contains pieces from Sir William Davenant, Henry James, Evelyn Waugh, and Titanic band memorials.


Very good condition, with some light tanning to the spine and a little light wear to the covers.


One of number of signed Christmas CRackers we have in stock.


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