John Julius Norwich

Christmas Crackers

Since 1970 JJN has compiled an annual pamphlet anthology which he calls A Christmas Cracker. The first ten numbers appeared between hard covers (and subsequently in paperback) in 1980, the second ten (More Christmas Crackers) in 1990, the third ten (Still More Christmas Crackers) in 2000. The Big Bang (collected Crackers, 2000-2009 was published in 2010.

The Illustrated Christmas Cracker (a selection from past volumes with illustrations once again by Quentin Blake) was published in November 2002.