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.
Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, "
"in the fourth century, the Pope was already "
"warning that too many people were spending "
"the day not in worship, but dancing and eating "
Join us for our special Christmas event including shopping with a 10% discount (this evening only) from 6.30pm. Judith Flanders will talk about and sign copies of her new book, Christmas A...
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