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The Cat That Could Open The Fridge: A Curmudgeons Guide To Christmas Round Robin Letters Simon Hoggart

The Cat That Could Open The Fridge: A Curmudgeons Guide To Christmas Round Robin Letters

Simon Hoggart

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ISBN : 9781843543572
Hardcover
145 pages
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 About the Book 

The advent of the home computer has made Christmas round robin letters ubiquitous. Where once the hot news about Tamsins A levels would be sent in a short note, now its not unusual to get a letter that includes several pages of misery -emergencyMoreThe advent of the home computer has made Christmas round robin letters ubiquitous. Where once the hot news about Tamsins A levels would be sent in a short note, now its not unusual to get a letter that includes several pages of misery -emergency operations, dead relatives, sackings, rainy holidays and so forth -decorated with jolly snowmen and smiling Santas. Some people go further and send out whole booklets. Computers have also made it possible to include photographs of the family eating pate in their Provencal garden, or sitting in a hot tub in California.Simon Hoggart gets hundreds of round robin letters sent to him every year and has collected the funniest, most irritating, most surreal extracts into this hilarious short book. Along the way he considers why people hate these letters so much and what they tell us about the British middle classes. What, exactly, lies behind the impulse to write about Rogers decision to cycle to work for health reasons, or Jeremys trip to Tasmania, or the replacement pet rabbit?