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Title:
Christmas! : traditions, celebrations and food across Europe
Author:
Ross Collins, Stella.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Kyle Cathie, 1999.
Physical Description:
168 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781856263399
Format :
Book

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Central Library TX739.2.C45 C65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday
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Grand Island Library TX739.2.C45 C65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Publisher's Weekly Review

This oh-so-British book has everything for a jolly good holiday, including definitive information on English traditions such as Boxing Day, plum pudding and Christmas crackers. What's more, there's a wealth of lore from European nations ranging from Andorra to Yugoslavia, with Collins describing divergent Christmas customs and offering suggestions for recipes, d?cor and parties. Readers may not fully accept her assertion that Christmas constitutes "the basis of a great international understanding," but they cannot help but be moved by stories of German POWs and English citizens singing "Silent Night/Stille Nacht" together in 1944. This is a beautifully designed and interesting foray into the Christmas traditions of Europe. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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