A Word Wench’s 12 Days of Christmas

Anne here, making a brief departure from posts of Christmas past, and wishing you all the best for the holiday season with A Word Wench's 12 Days of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. Ericpartridge

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent sent to me, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

Mangas  On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

5goldenritas On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. Wenchwriter4

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary. 9ladies

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ten lairds for loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven warm fan letters, ten lairds for loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve …………  ……………………………, eleven warm fan letters, ten lords a'loving, nine ladies dancing, eight wenches writing, a seven figure advance, six critics gushing, five golden RITAs, (these are Jo Beverley's), four calling agents, three French translations, two Japanese mangas and an Eric Partridge Slang Dictionary.

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Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to fill in the blank above — twelve what? Whoever gives the best answer will win a copy of my Christmas novella The Virtuous Widow. And don't forget the wench basket of books giveaway that anyone who comments is eligible for. 

And if you don't feel like word play, just tell us where you are and what you've been doing over the holidays.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe and have a peaceful and happy holiday. All the very best, Anne