Yesterday I had a lovely surprise via Deutsche Post -- a present for ME that I had completely forgotten with all the holiday bustle! About a month ago, Adam at Roof Beam Reader generously offered a lovely giveaway from The Folio Society -- a brand new illustrated edition of Mansfield Park! Naturally I entered and was absolutely delighted to find out that I'd won! I gave him my address and with all the holiday excitement, promptly put it from my mind until the doorbell rang with a package for me that I didn't recognize.
To my delight, the package included the beautiful copy of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, plus a few extras! Here's what was inside:
First, a little note saying they were "Handpacked by Emma" -- how appropriate!
This GORGEOUS hard-cover volume of Mansfield Park, in a slipcase. Isn't the cover pretty?
(Yes, that is Star Wars gift wrap.)
What lovely illustrations! And the introduction is written by Lucy Worsley.
There's Fanny with her uncle Mr. Bertram.
I suspect he's unhappy because she won't marry Henry Crawford.
And there were some extra surprises in the package as well:
Some beautiful bookish notecards -- they are so pretty I probably won't mail them to anyone!
And finally, this beautiful 2018 planner! It has gorgeous illustrations reproduced from the 13th and 14th centuries-- almost too beautiful to mar with my terrible handwriting!
Thank you again to Adam, The Folio Society, and to Emma for packing my box! It was such a lovely holiday surprise! I hope everyone has such wonderful bookish gifts under the tree this holiday season.