Judith Flanders is the author of the bestselling The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed(2003); A Circle of Sisters (2001), which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award; the New York Timesbestselling The Invention of Murder (2001), shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction; The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London (2012), shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year; and The Making of Home (2014). She is also the author of Christmas: A Biography (2017). In her copious leisure time, she also writes the Sam Clair series of comic crime novels.
Ever wondered why Father Christmas wears red? Or where Rudolph and the reindeer came from? Historian Judith Flanders shares the stories behind some of our best-loved Christmas traditions.
Looking for a gift for the history lover in your life? This selection of bestselling historical fiction and award-winning history writing will keep them busy over the Christmas break.