Does the ancient Boar's Head Ceremony still take place? And is the Yule Log still burning? Where do they 'shoot out' the Old Year and 'waltz in' the New? How do you placate a Swedish Tomten? And what are the qualifications for a first-footer? Why does Santa Claus dress differently in Oxford Street and Fifth Avenue? This book by Margaret Baker deals with many aspects of the world's most popular festival. It covers the British Isles, Europe, North America and Australia.
Mark Brandon Read, known to his friends and enemies alike as "Chopper", has spent more than 17 years in prison and has a reputation for violence earned in a blood-spattered career as a streetfighter, standover man, gunman and underworld executioner. He has been shot, stabbed, hit with a claw hammer and nearly kicked to death. In "Chopper 3", Read reveals more stories from the underworld, bringing his humour and sharp eye to bear on prison life, brutality, corruption and the warped code of the values of the criminal fraternity.