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Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols Mark Lawson-Jones

Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols

Mark Lawson-Jones

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ISBN : 9780752459578
Paperback
128 pages
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The hidden stories and fascinating facts behind favorite Christmas carolsWho was Good King Wenceslas? What are the pagan origins behind The Holly and the Ivy? Discover the hidden stories behind best-loved Christmas carols, from their earliestMoreThe hidden stories and fascinating facts behind favorite Christmas carols Who was Good King Wenceslas? What are the pagan origins behind The Holly and the Ivy? Discover the hidden stories behind best-loved Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. This fascinating book charts the history of one of Christmas longest-running traditions and is sure to appeal to all those who love the festive season.