The Mitford Bedside Companion: New Essays, Family Photographs, Favorite Mitford Scenes, and Much More
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Featuring favorite scenes, casts of characters, Mitford crossword puzzles, plus a hilarious read-aloud scene and lots of trivia questions for fan gatherings and family get-togethers, and much, much more, The Mitford Bedside Companion is an enchanting collection. Beautifully packaged and filled with eye-catching art, this is a book that any fan with cherish, relishing favorite scenes from each book and, in one volume, fondly reliving the best times spent in the little town with the big heart.
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 X 0.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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For the millions of fans who love the Mitford Years series, this lushly illustrated keepsake will be the perfect book to curl up with. What was that Uncle Billy joke about the census taker? Where was that beautiful prayer Father Tim offered? The Mitford Bedside Companion will make it easy to find the greatest of the countless gems that grace each of Karon's novels. Fans will relish favorite scenes, casts of characters, a Mitford crossword puzzle, and a bevy of original essays by Karon on everything from the life of a writer to her grandmother's secret to good health. With a color insert of family photos and Karon's early Mitford drawings, as well as new illustrations, this is a beautifully packaged volume everyone will cherish.
Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."
Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."
Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."
Brenda W. Furman is Jans younger sister and the perfect person to shape a volume that contains the very cream of nine bestselling novels.
teddy5 Stars Out Of 5MITFORD BOOKSDecember 23, 2014teddyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5SO SO GOOD READING .
GilbertVancouver,WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5New book excellent conditionDecember 28, 2010GilbertVancouver,WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mother is reading the series and this is a fun book to have with it
Carolyn Cantrell5 Stars Out Of 5February 24, 2010Carolyn CantrellThis is truly "the best of the best" from Jan Karon! It is the perfect gift for those newly in love with the "Mitford Series" or for those who have loved Jan Karon's writings for many years and are homesick for a return visit to Mitford.
pianomchristMiddletown, PAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 3, 2009pianomchristMiddletown, PAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleWONDERFUL! It's so neat to have Uncle Billy's jokes, so many of the 'special' recipes, not to mention that neat crossword puzzle. I took it up and read it while recouping from surgery, and now, I have it at work to read on my lunch hours. Thank you, JK, for all the great memories!!
Cynthia Mixson4 Stars Out Of 5October 8, 2008Cynthia MixsonGreat to remember back years ago when I read the series. great book. Gives book and chapter. I just love Mitford and all the people associated with it.