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The Victorian Christmas

The Victorian Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Anna Selby
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Anna Selby discusses how the Victorians invented many of the Christmas traditions we enjoy today from Christmas trees and cards to carols and Father Christmas himself. Dickens and Prince Albert shaped how many people view the British Christmas, an idea explored in the opening chapter. There is an emphasis on Victorian food, including authentic wassailing recipes and an easy introduction to planning traditional Christmas foods and traditional decorations. It offers readers a chance to enjoy a traditional Christmas, one centred around the home, family and simple decorations made from nature, a far cry from the materialistic Christmases we have today. This lovely book reminds us all just how enjoyable Christmas really is and shows us how to recreate our favourite traditions and recapture the magic of Christmas.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read for Christmas 23 Dec 2013
By P.G.
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A fascinating account of food, games and family life with the Victorians at Christmas, with glances back at earlier centuries. An easy read to dip into over the Christmas season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas book 8 Feb 2014
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Very nice christmas book thanks. Hope the person will read it all the year round will tell other people about the book
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Victorians have a lot to asnwer for 27 Oct 2013
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The Victorians have a lot to answer for! It was good for the rich to indulge themselves but if you were born on the wrong side of the track it was a totally different matter - you did without!
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5.0 out of 5 stars well written and entertaining 18 Aug 2013
By Allison A. Slater - Published on
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this book is a well-written and entertaining account of Christmas customs, both those of pagan and Christian origin. Topics include things like the wassail bowl, mummers, the "Waits" (professional carolers), etc. Includes picturesque color illustrations from Victorian times. This book is well worth reading!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Research Material 28 Jan 2014
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Anna Selby had presented her information concisely and yet, in an entertaining manner, which makes this book a treasure. With a combination of sources, she gives a snapshot of Christmas in the 19th Century that is both touching and concrete. I especially love the inclusion of old recipes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading. 17 Dec 2013
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Very simple read and quite interesting. Short book, that also has recipes and traditions I never heard of before. Seems to be accurate.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a real Favorite 14 Aug 2014
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Great book. Experience a Victorian Christmas through the pages of this book.
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