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The Spirit Of Christmas Past: Evocative Memories Of Years Gone By
     

The Spirit Of Christmas Past: Evocative Memories Of Years Gone By

by Linda Clements
 

8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. It is hard to imagine that before the Victorian revival of Christmas there were no Christmas trees, no card-giving, few presents, no cakes, no sumptuous meals - in fact the occasion was hardly celebrated at all. This beautifully illustrated book takes a look at Christmas and how it has

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8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. It is hard to imagine that before the Victorian revival of Christmas there were no Christmas trees, no card-giving, few presents, no cakes, no sumptuous meals - in fact the occasion was hardly celebrated at all. This beautifully illustrated book takes a look at Christmas and how it has evolved. The ancient origins of the festival are explored as are the many customs and traditions. The part of the Victorians in shaping our Christmas is described in detail, including holiday decorations, food, drink, and games.

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ISBN-13:
9781880908945
Publisher:
New Line Books
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.02(h) x 0.61(d)

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