The Argos Catalogue

I’ve always been a big fan of Alan Carr and I loved his choice of book on Desert Island Discs yesterday. Alongside the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, he chose the Argos catalogue. Before the internet, all children – and I suspect, adults – would pore over it just before Christmas and put a circle around what they hoped Santa might bring down the chimney. My son used to go even further. His letter to Father Christmas would include pages torn from the catalogue, with rings round the relevant items. So wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful Christmas. And may you receive the things you most desire – literally and figuratively – from your own personal Argos catalogue.