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The Book of Christmas By Jane Struthers

The Book of Christmas
by Jane Struthers

- What is the significance of holly at Christmas? But when should our Christmas decorations come down - Twelfth Day, Twelfth Night ...
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The Book of Christmas Summary


The Book of Christmas by Jane Struthers

- What is the significance of holly at Christmas? - When should you make your figgy pudding? - Why was the Old Lad's Passing Bell rung on Christmas Eve? - And who was Good King Wenceslas? Did you know that, long before turkey arrived on our shores, it was traditional to serve a roasted wild boar's head at Christmas? Or that our Christmases were once so cold that Frost Fairs were held on the River Thames? Christmas Day was first celebrated on 25 December in the fourth century CE. But when should our Christmas decorations come down - Twelfth Day, Twelfth Night ... or Candlemas? And why? Packed with fascinating facts about ancient religious customs and traditional feasts, instructions for Victorian parlour games and the stories behind our favourite carols, The Book of Christmas is a captivating volume about our Christmas past.

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The Book of Christmas Reviews


"The perfect gift for festive season fans" * Telegraph *
"Brimming with baubles of Christmas fact and bedecked with snippets of festive tradition" * The Field *

About Jane Struthers


Jane Struthers is the author of over twenty books, including Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Countryside Wisdom, Beside the Seaside and Literary Britain and Ireland. She shares her 17th-century cotttage and garden in East Sussex with her husband and two cats.

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GOR004395510
The Book of Christmas by Jane Struthers
Jane Struthers
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2012-10-04
288
0091947294
9780091947293
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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