Hark!: The Biography of Christmas
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About "Hark!: The Biography of Christmas"
:In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask... Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Nicholas the first to use an automatic door? Which classic Christmas crooners were inspired by a Hollywood heatwave? And did King Herod really have a wife called Doris? Whether you mull on wine or enjoy the biggest turkey, the biggest tree or the biggest credit card bill, unwrap your story through our twelve dates of Christmas past. From Roman revelry to singing Bing, via Santa, Scrooge and a snoozing saviour, this timeless tale is perfect trivia fodder for the Christmas dinner table.
Meet the Author
Paul Kerensa is known as BBC's go-to guy for 'gagging up' sitcom scripts, and has been on the writing teams for Miranda and Not Going Out for all series. As a stand-up comedian he tours the country, has won ITV1's Take The Mike Award, and was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards. He has performed solo shows for numerous years at Spring Harvest, New Wine and Greenbelt, and is a regular speaker at Alpha launches, men's breakfasts and whole church family comedy nights.