Christmas with the Savages

Christmas with the Savages Seen through the eyes of a prim little eight year old and based on real events and people this novel perfectly recaptures a Christmas holiday of years ago and is effortlessly funny

  • Title: Christmas with the Savages
  • Author: Mary Clive
  • ISBN: 9780860720270
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seen through the eyes of a prim little eight year old, and based on real events and people, this novel perfectly recaptures a Christmas holiday of 100 years ago, and is effortlessly funny.

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  • Mary Clive's Christmas with the Savages was the perfect children's classic to read in December. It's about Evelyn, an 8-year-old who much prefers the company of adults to other children. Evelyn is dismayed when she is sent toTamerlane Hall, a large Edwardian house in the countryside, where she finds more children than she's ever experienced before – the Glens, the Howliboos, and the Savages.Christmas with the Savages was a delightful festive read, full of humour. It's based on Mary Clive's own [...]


  • I had never even heard of this book - first published in 1955 - but an attractive new edition from Puffin will make it very popular with the crowd (probably more adult readers than children) who loved Downton Abbey. It's the lightly fictionalised tale of author Mary Clive's (born Lady Mary Katharine Pakenham) Edwardian childhood in grand houses. Evelyn is the 8 year old protagonist, and when her father is injured in Scotland, she is packed off with her Swiss nursery maid to Tamerlane Hall - wher [...]


  • I just happened to see this book at the till in a bookshop and seeing that it was half price, I thought I would give it ago ( even though it was a children's book). Set at the turn-of-the-century, Evelyn is sent away at Christmas to stay with the Savages - the unruly grandchildren of an old friend of her mother's Lady Tamerlane. Any other child would perhaps relish the thought of spending time with children her own age but not Evelyn. Wise beyond her years, Evelyn much prefers the company of adu [...]


  • hilarious it's funny every page an example "your spending Christmas with the savages Evelyn. Oh there cannibals?" Amazing



  • Christmas With the Savages is a kind of fictionalized memoir. The characters are about eleven children between the (implied) ages of 4-12. The setting is an Edwardian, English, upper-class Christmas gathering. This comic novel was first published in 1955, and was an attempt by its author to show her own children what her childhood was like. Most of the characters are based on her own family members.In the novel, eight-year-old Evelyn is sent to spend Christmas with family friends, including thre [...]


  • This was a lovely read. It is a very slight (in length but also in content) book about a posh Edwardian Christmas from the point of view of a child. I enjoyed the details of Edwardian life, and the children get into all kinds of amusing scrapes. It's a funny book, although it gave me a bit too much of a sense of the author working hard to make adults laugh in a "kids say the darnedest things" sort of way, which was a little annoying. The children were very ridiculous and twee in a way that felt [...]


  • It's always an awkward position to review a book given to you by a family member. One they loved. And specially ordered from England for each member of the family. And you didn't like it.I didn't find it very entertaining and I didn't find it that humorous. I guess I'm not the British-junkie I thought I was.


  • 3.5* lovely little Christmas read. Set in Edwardian England. Ever line had to spend Christmas at a friend of her parents and meets a right selection of children who are not always well behaved. Think adults of a certain age will love this more than today's kids. Although set much earlier than my childhood in the 70s the games played and mischief I can well relate to.




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