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Hark!: The biography of Christmas
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Hark!: The biography of Christmas (Paperback)

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In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask... Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Nicholas the first to use an automatic door? Which classic Christmas crooners were inspired by a Hollywood heatwave? And did King Herod really have a wife called Doris? Whether you mull on wine or enjoy the biggest turkey, the biggest tree or the biggest credit card bill, unwrap your story through our twelve dates of Christmas past. From Roman revelry to singing Bing, via Santa, Scrooge and a snoozing saviour, this timeless tale is perfect trivia fodder for the Christmas dinner table.

HumourPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: customs & traditionsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian worship, rites & ceremonies Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc Publication Date: 22/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9780745980171  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul is an award-winning comedian, writer of TV, radio and books and amateur historian. TV credits include 'Miranda' (British Comedy Award winner, Best New Comedy), 'Not Going Out' (winner of Royal Television Society and Rose d'Or Awards), 'TFI Friday' and 'Top Gear'. Radio credits include 'The Now Show', 'The News Quiz' and 'Dead Ringers'. He contributes a regular 'Pause For Thought' on Chris Evans' Radio 2 Breakfast Show. As a stand-up, Paul won ITV's Take The Mike Award in 2002, and was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards, and still performs three nights a week. Paul has written for Michael Buble, Matt LeBlanc, Joanna Lumley and Idris Elba among others.

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