History Press 2009
Paperback 192pp Illustrated 173x112mm
9780752453156   Product Code: 23429
This pocket-sized yet comprehensive compendium contains recollections of Christmas in the capital, in which contributions from the likes of Dickens, James, Johnson and Swift mix with accounts of the coronation of William the Conqueror in Westminster Abbey on 25 December 1066, frost fairs on a frozen-solid Thames in the 18th century, and Christmas during the Blitz. Extracts from letters and diaries are also included, together with poetry and vintage illustrations and photos.