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Best gifts, worst gifts: a suckling pig

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Mary Beard

My most memorable present came last year: an uncooked (but dead) suckling pig. It caused a minor domestic crisis because it wouldn’t fit in the freezer or oven. Luckily Cambridge is stacked full of institutional catering facilities. So it found a safe, cold home for a week and was cooked up for 20-plus on new year’s eve. Hoping for an ostrich this year.

Martin Kettle

The best present I have ever received was a copy of Wisden when I was 7. Gateway to a lifetime love of cricket and all its lovely nonsense. The worst present I have…

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