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Thread #2245   Message #48842
Posted By: Steve Parkes
10-Dec-98 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Subject: RE: Christmas Day in the Workhouse
If you're interested in a bit of light relief as an alternative, there's a thread on Billy Bennett's Christmas day in the Cookhouse. Otherwise, there's a book from the 70's called Prepare to shed them now, or you can get your local library to order the British Library's copy of The Dagonet Ballads, which is what I did. The humorous stuff is actually funny, in a very gentle way, and the crusading stuff is pretty good, if you can put your mind into the Victorian frame and forget your 20th century cynicism. And don't forget to declaim the words, not just read them!