The works of Thomas Hardy describe curious rituals, pagan superstitions and nostalgia for a simpler, happier past. He portrayed Christmas repeatedly in his work. It was the season for dancing, carousing and music. But it was also a time charged with ghosts and strange beleifs, and sometimes the setting for life's great events - for matchmaking and death.

Thomas Hardys Christmas 1997, Alan Sutton Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780750914345

Trade paperback