In case you didn't know, Jan Karon, the woman behind the ground-breaking Mitford series, has sold almost as much as 40 (!) million copies of her books and CDs, which makes her one of the bestselling authors of our time. Now, a lot of us really love the Mitford novels, but you might think at first that you don't really need another fancy compilation.
But that's not really true because The Mitford Bedside Companion is so much more than just a bunch of excerpts from the originals. No, it comes with original, never printed before essays, unique photos, and more by Karon herself, which means that if you've been a fan of the franchise, this book will have a very special place in your heart. This is a keepsake, a brilliantly-illustrated one.
Now, given the fact that Christmas is near, you could say that it's the closest thing to a perfect holiday book to curl up with and enjoy in the holiday. You don't have to finish it in one go - "consume" it slowly, let the words and the pictures sink in and feel the magic of Mitford lifting your mood. At the same time, you are more than welcome to re-read all of your favorite dialogues, re-live all the scenes, and - of course - say hello to the lovely characters.
Jan Karon packed this book with a puzzle, personal stories and even a few tips on how to stay healthy and beautiful. Early drawings, initial concepts, lots of original content and the best parts of every novel from the series - that's what you'll find in The Mitford Bedside Companion. It's not an immediate must-have for the readers who've never even heard of Mitford or Karon, but the fans will most definitely have the ride of a lifetime.