Passing Customs

Joanna Bogle on the Family History a Winter Festival Doesn’t Tell

It began with the idiotic memorandum from a local education authority. Only one of many, of course, and probably not the silliest, but it irked. It invited entries for a competition to design a “Winter Festival” card. Yes, the alternative to Christmas.

What irked was not just the dreary political correctness, but the lack of history, of reality, of recognizing the authentic role of schools and education.

Satisfying Symmetry

But it turned out to be useful, because it kick-started me into writing my Book of Feasts and Seasons, using recipes and games I had actually eaten . . .

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