Category: Christmas

The letter sent by a prison inmate to Cambridge student who appeared on television at Christmas.

An “unnerving” letter? How dare she? – 9 January 2015

One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.

Screenshot of the John Lewis Christmas 2014 advert, starring Monty the Penguin.

Unwrapped: John Lewis Christmas Ad 2014 – 6 November 2014

A common Christmas crisis: finding something suitably special for one’s nearest and dearest, when twelve months earlier it seemed unlikely you’d ever better that ‘one-off’ gift. Imagine, then, the struggle for the ad team at John Lewis, who every year give the Great British public greater and greater offerings.