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Feel the cold force of winter and appreciate its beauty through this collection of the best writing on the winter season, featuring classic and contemporary fiction; nonfiction in the form of diaries, history, and journals; recipes for cold days; and historic illustrations showing different sides of winter. This is a wonderfully readable anthology specially selected to warm when "the north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow." With descriptions of the medieval winters from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Malory through to the Thames frost-fairs of the 17th century; from the Scandinavian tundra to the deceptively simple genius of Jack London, winter here is show in all its human significance. Some of the pieces will be wonderfully familiar, some will surprise and delight—share a Prohibition Christmas cocktail with Damon Runyon's Dancing Dan, and load the sledges with "Banjo" Paterson in Australia!
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Literary Collections
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Street Date: August 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-8322
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