‘Swelled like a Christmas pudding’ - Author shares bizarre festive traditions in new book
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Have you ever wondered when sprouts-on-toast was a delicacy? Or which unlikely person kept Quality Street chocolates in their home?
Well thanks to an author from north Norfolk, you can now find the answer to any bizarre Christmas tradition question you may ever have thought of.
Ryan Pugh, a freelance comic writer based on the coast, has recently released his forth publication entitled Stocking Filler.
He describes the book as a history of festive traditions, songs and films, which are mixed with his "childish sense of humour".
The author, who spent eighteen months of his life immersed in Christmas, said: "I must have read every festive history book ever published and listened to every naff - and great - Christmas song ever released.
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"I didn't expect Stocking Filler to be so big but as I wrote it, I just kept on finding out more and more fascinating yuletide facts. It swelled and swelled like a Christmas pudding.
"Having initially thought of it as something of a lighthearted side project, it is now probably my favourite of all my four books."
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The book talks about a range of things from Christmas chocolates to The Snowman, via Christmas carols and nativity services. Basically, no Christmas stone is left unturned.
- Extracts from the book can be heard on Monday nights on Radio Norfolk's Jack Jay Show.
- The 400 pages of Christmas-related information is available on Amazon and signed copies can be purchased directly from Mr Pugh's website .