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Can anyone tell me what these books are? Very obscure.....

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Tabbykat Tue 27-Jan-09 15:28:54

I'm trying to track down two books (not by the same author) that I remember reading when I was about 10. They are definitely pre-1988 publication, and in my mind are both set somewhere around Victorian times,or definitely olden days!, but then it all gets a bit blurry.

The first is based around the 12 days of Xmas, where some girl is being wooed by a local lad (possibly set in London?) and he arranges for each of the gifts to turn up (geese, hens etc) and chaos ensues.

The second is something to do with a family of bakers, whose daughter is away in France. It's either Xmas or she's getting married, can't remember which, but they want to make sure she has a cake, so they make thousands and ship them over so that one will find her...
So very obscure, I know, but would be eternally grateful for any suggestions if anyone at all remembers these books. TIA, x

ShauntheSheep Tue 27-Jan-09 15:33:06

Is this one by any chance. Obv with new pictures

Tabbykat Wed 28-Jan-09 17:42:31

Thanks for the suggestion Shaun. This isn't it but it sounds fab so might give it a go anyway! x

Hassled Wed 28-Jan-09 17:46:04

I do remember the 12 days of Christmas one - but I was 10 in 1976 so it's maybe older than you're looking for. Can't help re title, etc, though - sorry.

chelsygirl Wed 28-Jan-09 17:48:57

will try to remember for you, rings a bell but I can't remember the title of the 1st one...

PortAndLemon Wed 28-Jan-09 17:54:20

Try the Booksleuth forum (not the one as most of the UK Booksleuthers hang out on the US site). They manage to solve the most obscure queries.

Tabbykat Wed 28-Jan-09 19:31:07

Thanks for the Booksleuth tip - in less than an hour and American sleuth has correctly identified it as The Thirteen Days of Christmas by Jenny Overton - will be ordering a copy tonight!! x

RachePache Wed 28-Jan-09 19:41:34

Oh I read that and liked it too.

regarding half remembered books, as well as booksleuth there's also a "name that book" group on LibraryThing which has helped me in the past.

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