Christmas Crackers

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For over 150 years, Christmas crackers have been part of our Christmas festivities, but who created this wonderful fandangle? Little is known about Tom Smith, the accepted inventor of the cracker, but Peter Kimpton draws on a wealth of archive material to tell the story of Mr Smith and his amazing invention. Among the many aspects of cracker history revealed are box designs, how the love motto was ousted by the corny joke, pyrotechnic crackers and crackers in wartime.

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith's Magical Invention

ACC2016

Hardback128pp Illustrated245x204mm

9781851497409     Product Code: 502729

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For over 150 years, Christmas crackers have been part of our Christmas festivities, but who created this wonderful fandangle? Little is known about Tom Smith, the accepted inventor of the cracker, but Peter Kimpton draws on a wealth of archive material to tell the story of Mr Smith and his amazing invention. Among the many aspects of cracker history revealed are box designs, how the love motto was ousted by the corny joke, pyrotechnic crackers and crackers in wartime.

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