The Shortest Day by Karen Cater

This little book is stuffed full of fascinating information and wonderful illustrations - watercolours, linocuts, & drawings.

Nearly everyone knows that the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and that it occurs on 21st December.

But how does this actually happen? What made our ancient ancestors first notice this phenomenon, then measure, record and predict it? Discover the Neolithic temple observatories that were built as a focus for this event. Enjoy the Myths and Legends associated with the Winter Solstice.

How did it become a celebration? How did people mark the Winter Solstice thousands of years ago and how has this festival inspired many customs and modern celebrations today?

An absolute gem. A perfect stocking filler or Yuletide gift.
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