The English Year A Month-by-Month Guide to the Nation's Customs and Festivals from May Day to Mischief Night

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780141021065
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 394.26942
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 644
Weight: 470g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 31mm