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The Biography of Christmas

Paul Kerensa

288 pages
SPCK Group

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.

Author Bio
Paul Kerensa ============

Paul Kerensa is an award-winning writer of TV, radio, books and his own stand-up comedy.

He is the author of the kids' books Noah's Car Park Ark and Moses and the Exodus Express and co-author of Planet Protectors, all published by SPCK. He is also the author of Hark! The Biography of Christmas — an enlightening sleigh ride through festive history published by Lion.

Paul is a regular speaker at Spring Harvest, has toured with the Bible Society and often does gigs at local churches.

Paul is part of the British Comedy award-winning writing team for BBC's Miranda and the Rose d-Or Award-winning writing team for BBC1's Not Going Out. He's written for cult shows like C4's TFI Friday and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and Dead Ringers, as well as mainstream hits like BBC's Top Gear, Buble at the BBC and the BBC Music Awards.