Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmassy Things

These caught my eye a few weeks ago while I was supposed to be gift shopping...which always ends up with spotting things that I'd like rather than finding presents for other people!  I don't know anyone who would enjoy them (apart from myself and a friend who probably already has them!) but thought I'd share my beautifully designed finds.

The description from Amazon:
Hans Christian Andersen's tragic tale of naive greed and dissatisfaction is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in rich forest green, with gold foil embellishments, The Fir Tree is a unique work of art.

Sanna Annukka is familiar to many from her collaborations with Marimekko and her artwork for Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea. For her first book project, she illustrates Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, The Fir Tree.

Blurb from Vintage:
A selection of the best of Dickens' Christmas stories and writings, in one beautiful hardback edition
It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, steaming bowls of punch, plum puddings like speckled cannon balls, sage and onion stuffing, miracles, magic, charity and goodwill.

This beautifully produced Vintage Classics edition gathers together not only Dickens' Christmas Books ('A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life','The Cricket on the Hearth' and 'The Haunted Man') but also stories that Dickens wrote for the special seasonal editions of his periodicals All the Year Round and Household Words, and a festive tale from The Pickwick Papers.

A must-have for Christmas, this edition should be as necessary to your festivities as holly, mistletoe and silver bells.

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas books. When I used to teach elementary school I read a book a day. Not sure if my high school students would be down with that now, haha.