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The Christmas Collection (Collections)

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Item description for The Christmas Collection (Collections) by Christina Hardyment...

This is a look at Christmas through excerpts from Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, medieval recipes, poems by John Betjeman and C. Day Lewis. It also includes: a traditional Mummer's play and a Christmas sermon; two Victorian "weepies", "Christmas Day in the Workhouse" and "The Little Match Girl"; and an account of a 16-year-old girl's first married Christmas in 19th-century New York. Christmas music is also included.

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Format: Audiobook,   Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.46" Width: 4.17" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.32 lbs.
Binding  Audio Cassette
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626346493  
ISBN13  9789626346495  

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More About Christina Hardyment

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Christina Hardyment is the author of more than 10 books on literature and social history, including "Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands "and "The World of Arthur Ransome." She reviews regularly for the "Times "and the "Independent."

Christina Hardyment currently resides in Oxford.

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5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
8Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
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10Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Anthologies
11Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Anthologies
12Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Collections & Readers
13Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Holidays > Christmas > General

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Like a Christmas stocking full of goodies  Dec 8, 2002
What Naxos has done here is put together an anthology of Christmas poetry, musings and other Christmas fair to serve up a delightful listen. Starting with an ancient Christmas carol and even a recipe circa 1300 the listener is treated to poetry, thoughts and reflections from various authors on what Christmas is, and is not about. I have to admit it took me a while to get into this recording but once I did I found myself touched by the Christmas spirit. Indeed I actually bought this last year and saved it for this year's holiday season to listen to. Among the poetry and observations, there are also a few short stories, and evena play. As well interspersed throughout the readings are Christmas carols and classical Christmas music. Its a fine collection although its mostly for adults. In adition one truly must be a lover of English literature to fully appreciate this anthology; the overall theme of this after all has to do with Christmas time in the 19th and early 20th centuries. I would highly recommended if one enjoys works and authors from these time periods. Its great to listen to with a cup of cocoa, or exotic coffee. This book contains 2 CDs and is read by a variety of readers. merry Christmas.

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