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Guardian & Observer reviews
Subtitled, "The Seven Modern Sins Of Christmas Round Robin Letters". Accompanied by Hoggart's wicked commentary, "The Hamster That Loved Puccini" invites us to ponder what compels people to pen these letters, and what they tell us about them, and ourselves. The author illustrates the seven deadly sins of Christmas round robin letter writers, including boastfulness (brilliant children), smugness (perfect home, job, car), whimsy (letters written by pets or babies), and over-sharing (in which every illness and operation is described in minute detail).