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The Book of Christmas


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Who was Good King Wenceslas? When should you make your figgy pudding? When should the decorations come down? And why was the Old Lad's Passing Bell rung on Christmas Eve? Jane Struthers' The Book of Christmas answers all these important festive questions and more. A beautiful book of myths and traditions, it is a fantastically nostalgic read that showcases everything we once knew and loved about Christmas time. It reveals the histories and reasons behind Christmas traditions and is packed with facts about religious customs, traditional feasts, instructions for traditional indoor games and the stories behind some of our favourite Christmas carols.
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?

Pages: 288

Size: 200mm x 135mm
Author: Jane Struthers
ISBN: 9780091947293

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