Lucia Child of Light
Lucia was born to a prosperous Itailan family in the year 284, and died a bloody death at the young age of 20 for failing to renounce her Christian faith. She was very beautiful, and had a great devotion to the poor. For this she became a legend. How the Swedish people came to set aside a day to honor her each year (Santa Lucia Day--December 13th), is eloquently described in this book. Includes tips on celebrating your own Lucia Day. Paperback.