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Historical books with Harry Schmitz

A Christmas theme in this historical books segment with Harry Schmitz from Elizabeth’s Bookshops.

Harry first looks at Oliver Cromwell.  Did he really cancel Christmas?

Harry also talks about Charles Dickens whose association with Christmas is famous.  His book of literary favourites including Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the host of Christmas ghosts are thought to define the Dickensian Christmas but is Dickens’ pioneering reputation really deserved?

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