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Who’s the most difficult person to buy presents for? – more Christmas questions answered by our fab Bookends authors

Short answer: husbands!

Chrissie Manby, author of The Worst Case Scenario Cookbook:

My other half, Mark.  What do you buy the man who has everything? Usually, I buy him some pants.

Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid’s Room:

Definitely my husband, Mike. We’ve been together for 23 years, and I can’t buy him a T-shirt again! This year, we’re going for a collective present – a weekend away in the country somewhere.

Clemency Burton-Hill, author of Year of Wonder:

My husband James as he is very un-materialistic and doesn’t really ‘believe’ in Christmas presents but of course I want to buy loads for him anyway!

Barbara Bourland, author of I’ll Eat When I’m Dead:

Everyone! I’m really off presents, frankly. Usually I give books, but not last year or this year. Here in the United States, where we are desperately defending the slow death of our former democracy at the hands of a legislative Godzilla and his band of spineless, heartless, brainless sidekicks, buying Christmas or Chaunkkah presents for my well-to-do friends and relatives feels (is?) morally repulsive. So this year, like last year, my husband and our families will be giving to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, The American Cancer Society, the ASPCA and the ACLU, among others. I realize this is a totally humorless answer, but it’s the truth.

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