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Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith's Magical Invention

Peter Kimpton

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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Product information:
  • Publisher: ACC
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 245x204mm
  • ISBN: 9781851497409
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Product code:
502729
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