Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe
The Christmas Book sets out to tell the reader how to have the best Christmas ever, and does so by covering a wide variety of festive topics from how to wrap presents, to hosting a party, to selecting the top 10 Christmas films of all time.
Although each topic is only given a little overview, it is plenty for the purposes of the book. The breadth of topics is also impressive, and there are plenty of festive quotes and trivia facts dotted about for the inquisitive mind.
Foster makes the occasional sarcastic (even catty) remark, but generally keeps quite a neutral tone. Some humour would have made this book better. After all, Christmas is a celebration and a slightly more fun writing style would certainly have been more fitting for the season.
Overall, a surprisingly interesting and useful collection of hints, tips and advice with some background information that you might not have heard before.