Simplified version. There is 7 main characters in this book and their stories are loosely connected. I recommend to watch the film first and then read the book. Otherwise you might get lost in this story. It is a perfect romantic comedy.
The writer of Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary - Richard Curtis wrote this great multi-storied comedy.
All people in this story want to love somebody. The Christmas is coming and all "heroes" are trying to be happy.
But it is not very easy to find a true love. Is love really all around us? Is there enough magic at Christmas time?
There is a new bachelor Prime Minister falling in love with a teagirl.
His sister Karen (whose husband is having an affair), her friend grieving over his wife death and his stepson Sam longing for his schoolmate.
There is also a heartbroken writer in France, and his newlywed friends whose best man is in love with the bride.
There is a shop assistant who ruins marriage of Karen (Prime Minister's sister) but also helps the little stepson Sam.
And an awful ageing rock star Bill whose song "Christmas is All Around" becomes a number one hit.
This is a touching, warm, bittersweet and lovely story.
The cover-picture, exercises, factsheets and teacher's notes included. Number of all words: 14,200.