Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? Paperback

The History of Christmas Carols

by Mark Lawson-Jones;


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Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?

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Why was the partridge in the pear tree? Who was Good King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins behind 'The Holly and the Ivy'? Discover the hidden stories behind our best-loved Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the wassailing traditions of the nineteenth century and the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War. 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.

Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? by Mark Lawson-Jones was published by The History Press Ltd in September 2011 and is our 10715th best seller. The ISBN for Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? is 9780752459578.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe History Press Ltd (September 2011)
Weight320g
Number of Pages128
Thickness10 mm
Height235 mm
Width165 mm
ISBN9780752459578
ISBN-100752459570
Product Code4446293
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