John Speller's Web Pages The Legend of the Christmas Rose

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The Legend of the Christmas Rose
Professor Shuttleworth's version of a European legend that was widespread from Italy to Sweden, and was later made popular by the Swedish author, Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof (1858-1940), the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The florists have been cashing in on the story ever since.

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