Horrid History of Christmas

Horrid History of Christmas

eBook - 2012
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Historic tales of tragedy and trauma during the festive season. Alongside fatal rail crashes, freak weather conditions, and devastating fires, the holiday season has witnessed a plethora of almost unbelievable accidents, including the amateur mechanic who died with his head stuck in a car engine, the footballer who leaped into a quarry to retrieve a lost ball, and the Christmas party guest who fell down a flight of stairs and broke his neck. This collection of historic horrid happenings from across England demonstrates that Christmas is not necessarily a time of peace, joy, and goodwill to all men. Full of merry madness and hearty heartache, this treasury might make readers want to bypass the festivities altogether.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780752477152
Branch Call Number: 394.2663 Sl
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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