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Customs and Ceremonies of Britain: An Encyclopaedia of Living Traditions Hardcover – 6 May 1986

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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; First Edition edition (6 May 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500250960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500250969
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,117,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Describes the history of British customs, traditions, rituals, and royal ceremonies, and provides a calendar of events. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazing and entertaining 7 Jan 2013
By J. Glisson - Published on
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I have had this book for years. If you are interested in unusual, funny, sometimes quite unwashed and sometimes very beautiful local customs and celebrations, this is an entertaining guide.
It's well-written and informative about not only well-known customs like Morris Dancers and Mummers, but also such matters as the Bideford Pretty Maids' Charity, the Coopers Hill Cheese-Rolling, and the Cotswold Olympick Games. And it has a calendar of events in the back, so that if you are in England you can schedule a visit and see for yourself.
Good Reference 6 Dec 2014
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