Louise Cooling is curator of paintings at Royal Collection
Trust. She was previously assistant curator of paintings at the
Victoria and Albert Museum.
"A charming holiday book . . . . Thanks to the detailed chronology
and prodigious writing about the Royal Family, we have a mirror
into how holidays attain their ritualist power through small,
seemingly inconsequential things. Our Christmases lack the pomp of
nobility, but they are connected to kings and queens more than we
might realize. The book is handsome proof of that."--Houston
"Skillfully weaves historical information with photographs into an attractive and thoughtful design." --Patricia Treble "Write Royalty "