Somehow, by accident, I have taken to make one of these every Christmas. The rule is that I have a cold and I watch my umpteenth 'A Christmas Carol'. This time is the big one, Francis Burney's Evelina. I've talked about it a number of times, in various big reads (1,2,3,4,5,6) and a read for the Dr Johnson Book Circle. I ramble a bit, I'm not feeling all too good - but here it is.