Friday, December 7, 2012
A Child's Christmas in Wales
The other day I was looking through my shelf of Christmas books and realized that I have had a lovely copy of A Child's Christmas in Wales for years, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone no less, but I've never actually read it. I decided to fix that problem right away.
Thomas Dylan recounts his childhood memories of Christmas in the 1920s in a meandering, stream-of-consciousness kind of style. He remembers food, fires, innumerable aunts and uncles, fights with other boys, toys, all sorts of things.
It's reasonably pleasant but to be honest I expected to enjoy it more. I usually love reminiscences of childhood Christmases from long ago. But, meh.
I'll count this as a half or something towards my Christmas challenge. It's a pretty tiny book to count as a whole one, and I have other plans!