About this book
The complete history of the Christmas tree. Tracing various European traditions from the Middle Ages forward, Brunner finds that only in the 19th century did Christmas trees become common in family homes. A book rich with anecdote and insight, this will enchant a wide audience.
A colourfully decorated Christmas tree provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck a tree, to bring it inside? This book spans many centuries and cultures to illuminate the mysteries of the Christmas tree.
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