Publisher:The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2009
The History Press, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Reprint
white titles spine; "this illustrated anthology drawn from Berkshire's rich literary and historical heritage, and from its folklore and traditions over the years, makes an ideal gift for all who know the county. Here are seasonal extracts from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, whose inspiration came largely from the Thames-side villages of Cookham and Pangbourne; a Christmas letter from Jane Austen, who went to school in Reading; thoughts on Christmas customs from the prolific nineteenth-century Berkshire writer Peter H. Ditchfield; yuletide memories from Mary Russell Mitford and Eleanor Hayden, among others; & festive accounts from the stories of Miss Read, one of Berkshire's best-loved novelists. In addition, family Christmases at Windsor Castle are recalled by Queen Victoria in her personal diaries, and spine-chilling ghost stories add a touch of suspense to this delightful collection of prose, verse and anecdote. Illustrated with a wealth of b/w. photographs and engravings, A Berkshire Christmas is a perfect stocking-filler."; 192 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Holidays & Special Occasions; History; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary; England; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 1840150904. ISBN/EAN: 9781840150902. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TOP00100.