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The English Year

Roud, Steve

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ISBN 10: 0141021063 / ISBN 13: 9780141021065
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
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2008. Paperback. Takes readers month-by-month, day-by-day, through the festivities of English life. This book explains how the festivities originated, what they mean and when they occur. Num Pages: 688 pages, Colour inset: 2 x 8pp. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; JHBT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 31. Weight in Grams: 498. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141021065

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Title: The English Year

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year’s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean and when they occur. A fascinating guide to the richness of our heritage and the sometimes eccentric nature of life in England, The English Year offers a unique chronological view of our social customs and attitudes

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Steve Roud has been researching British folklore for over thirty years. He is the author of The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, and winner of the 2004 Katharine Briggs Folklore Award.

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