The Perfect Christmas Present
North Devon author Berwick Coates has just published his ninth book, with the appropriate festive title The Perfect Christmas Present.
“No two people see Christmas the same way,” says Berwick, a former local teacher and now archivist at West Buckland School.
His book shows 50 of these different points of view in simple verses, each accompanied by an illustration.
They cover a wide spectrum – honest, dry, sad, touching, happy, angry, funny, tragic, contented, smug, mischievous, grateful and sceptical – telling how people feel when Christmas comes and how they deal with it.
Berwick hopes his book will live up to its title, solving Christmas present problems and that everyone will find something inside to which they can relate.
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It is available on Amazon at �4.99 and from good bookshops.
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