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Characters  Christmas with the Savages Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Amazing Ebook, Christmas with the Savages Author Mary Clive This is the best favorite book isbn 9780141361123 format Paperback and others 186 pages and has a text language like EnglishAmazing Ebook Christmas with the Savages Author Mary Clive Th. I had never even heard of this book first published in 1955 but an attractive new edition from Puffin will make it very popular with the crowd probably adult readers than children who loved Downton Abbey It's the lightly fictionalised tale of author Mary Clive's born Lady Mary Katharine Pakenham Edwardian childhood in grand houses Evelyn is the 8 year old protagonist and when her father is injured in Scotland she is packed off with her Swiss nursery maid to Tamerlane Hall where she joins the four Savage children and their cousins Glens and Howliboos for the Christmas holiday Evelyn is an only child and she acknowledges that this privileged position allows her access to the drawing room than was usual for children her age; she notes that 'I believe visitors thought me spoilt and a bore' In fact the author was not Evelyn at all but apparently one of the younger children in the raucous clan that the author describes as the 'Savages' There is some very interesting biographical information about the author at the end of the book The set up of the book allows the reader to enjoy Evelyn's priggish desire to side with and please the grown ups whilst also joining in with varying degrees of success with the antics of the various childrenThere are several distinct pleasures in this period piece First of all there are wonderful details in this upstairsdownstairs saga and anyone interested in the Edwardian era will enjoy the glimpse into the fashions traditions and s of English life on a grand scale The house itself is beautifully described in all of its many nooks and crannies grottos attics and still rooms There are also some moments of universal recognition particularly in the way that Christmas morning is described with its intense half sick rapture of anticipation There are some truly humorous moments in the book too and I laughed out loud several times at the set piece of the children's theatrical where Evelyn totally lets herself down in its creator Lionel's eyes 'Stop smiling or I will kill you' I particularly enjoyed the last third of the book in which Evelyn really hits her stride and the childish mischief maker masters the prig in her personality I think that I would have loved this book as 12 year old and I would certainly recommend it to the many Anglophile readers I know who appreciate the setting and manners of a bygone world 3 5 stars

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Ack and others 186 pages and has a text language like English. This was a lovely read It is a very slight in length but also in content book about a posh Edwardian Christmas from the point of view of a child I enjoyed the details of Edwardian life and the children get into all kinds of amusing scrapes It's a funny book although it gave me a bit too much of a sense of the author working hard to make adults laugh in a kids say the darnedest things sort of way which was a little annoying The children were very ridiculous and twee in a way that felt too affected But they do indeed say and do some funny things and the children are pretty dreadful and rambunctious It's a thinly veiled memoir and you can certainly feel that It is not at all heart warming which I did appreciate in a Christmas story

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Christmas with the SavagesIs is the best favorite book isbn 9780141361123 format Paperb. hilarious it's funny every page an example your spending Christmas with the savages Evelyn Oh there cannibals Amazing