Deck The Hall: The Stories of Our Favourite Christmas Carols

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Which carol lent its tune to a satire about the Foreign Secretary? Which carol was the first song to be broadcast from space? What exactly is a dancing day? And why tomorrow?Written with effervescent charm and professional knowledge, Gant's Deck the Hall reveals the musical and social history behind twenty-seven favourite Christmas carols. The perfect seasonal gift for anyone who loves to sing, or just loves Christmas trivia, this is the perfect book to while away those lazy days between Christmas and New Year.

From the Annunciation to Epiphany, the Christmas story is the underlying narrative linking the stories and anecdotes behind each of the twenty-seven carols. The book includes a mixture of the familiar with the less well-known but intriguing, and a variety of traditions and places of origin. As Andrew says, 'Some carols were born to Christmas, some have achieved Christmas, and some have had Christmas thrust upon them.' This wonderful, rich musical pudding gives us a unique insight into what makes us who we are.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Hodder
Binding: Hardback
Author: Andrew Grant
Date Published: 2023
Pagination: 352p

SKU: 9781399807494