High Days, Holy Days

A selection of readings for Easter.

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0119990329

The problem of fixing the date, spending Easter away from home, customs in Europe and the Easter Parade, as related by Pepys, Chekhov, Oscar Wilde and others.

Read by Charlotte Cornwell, Denys Hawthorne, Kathryn Hunt, Leo Mckern and Leslie Phillips

0219990330

Getting away for the Easter holidays, the family arriving, Easter bunnies and the weather, as related by Barbara Castle, Dickens, Tony Benn and Lewis Carroll.

Read by Charlotte Cornwell, Denys Hawthorne, Kathryn Hunt, Leo Mckern and Leslie Phillips

03Easter Eggs19990331

From the paschal egg to the Faberge egg, from pace-egg rolling in Newcastle to the lawns of The White House.

As related by Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce and Pope Pius V among others.

Read by Charlotte Cornwell, Denys Hawthorne, Kathryn Hunt, Leo Mckern and Leslie Phillips

04Maundy Thursday19990401

The day of the big porridge, Maundy money and Easter during the war, as related by Anne Frank, Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh and George Bernard Shaw among others.

Read by Charlotte Cornwell, Denys Hawthorne, Kathryn Hunt, Leo Mckern and Leslie Phillips

05 LAST19990402