Title: Miss Read's Christmas Book
Author: Miss Read, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, et al.
Illustrator: Tracey Williamson
Year: 1992 (First Edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd. (Penguin Group)
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Excellent
Description: "What could be a more delightful celebration than Miss Read's illustrated selection of Christmas verse and prose? Poems and extracts from novels and diaries – linked by Miss Read's commentary – are spiced by delicious recipes for plum pudding and mulled wine, and blended with joyful Christmas carols and scenes from Miss Read's own novels. All capture the merriment, time-honoured traditions and spirit of the season, from the first preparations, to the festive day itself and through to the Twelfth Night.
Rich with the characteristic love of people and nature, rural life and domestic pleasures that Miss Read's devotees treasure, this enchanting anthology is enhanced by Tracey Williamson's beautiful watercolours."
Signal red cloth boards with gilded text to spine are as new. The unclipped (£11.99) jacket is lightly scuffed along its upper edges, but remains complete and tear-free. Negligible discolouration to endpapers where they have made contact with the jacket flaps, otherwise the book is in immaculate internal condition. The very tightly bound glossy pages are white as snow, and free from all defect.
Measures 19.5 cm × 17.5 cm (7.8″ × 7″). Oversize 12mo. 124 pp.