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Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols (edition 2012)
by Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones, Bishop Dominic Walker (Foreword)
Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols by Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0752459570, Paperback)
The 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.
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