For the second give-away of Dickens in December, Caroline and I have decided to offer two different books. For a chance to win make sure you visit her blog to see what book she is giving away.
It took me a long time to pick the book for the second give-away – so many to choose from! – but the moment I saw it in the bookstore I knew this was the one. I am giving away a copy of “Dickens at Christmas”, which is a collection of short stories written especially for the festive season.
For those of you who enjoy short stories, this might be the perfect choice. I have read two stories from it, The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton and A Christmas Carol and liked them both. From the blurb:
“It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you’ll certainly find all the elements of a 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.”
The giveaway is open internationally. To sign up for it, just leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite Christmas food is. I look forward to the answers. 🙂
The winner will be announced on the 26th.
Coming up: A discussion of “A Christmas Carol” on Friday the 21st. For the participants in this read-along, Caroline and I have prepared a list of questions which we have sent to those who signed up. If you haven’t got them but would like to, just send me an email and I will gladly forward them to you.
The wrap up post for “Dickens in December” will be on Sunday the 30th. Until then you can visit Caroline’s blog for a list of the participants and their reviews. Please let us know if we have missed your review so we can add you to the list. I am really happy to see how many people have participated so far, I know it’s a busy time of the year (probably the busiest for some) and this makes your contribution even more appreciated.