Christmas Crackers 1980-89
John Julius Norwich
More Christmas Crackers - being ten commonplace selections 1980-1989
London: Viking, 1990.
Here is the second ten years' worth of JJN's literary selections, sent out to friends each Christmas, in place of a card.
From palindromes to epitaphs, from Confucius and Pope to Noel Coward, this is as charming and erudite a selection as you could wish for.