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How to Wassail Correctly

Fortuitously, wassailing was the subject of the ‘Early Music Show’ in BBC Radio 3 on 28 December, so I have benefited from the wisdom of Lucie Skeaping and others as well as that of the estimable William Husk, editor of … Continue reading

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Christmas Books

The most famous ‘Christmas book’ ever written must be Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Written amazingly quickly from October 1843 and published on 19 December, with four colour illustrations by John Leech, it was enormously successful in terms of numbers … Continue reading

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