Monday, December 19, 2011

On the eighth day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...

Today is an exciting day at Overlook. Not only is it Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, but this evening is our Holiday office party! We've all been hard at work wrapping things up before the Swarovski-studded ball drops, and in a few days we'll go our separate ways--hitting the road, rails, or sky--to celebrate with our own families and friends. But tonight we're excited to take pause and toast the successes we've enjoyed this year and to look forward to all 2012 has to bring, together.

The cookies have been baked and sugared, our Greek feast is being prepped as we speak, and the champagne is chilling. It seems there is not much else to do but give out our presents--to you, our faithful readers and fans. We wouldn't be here without you and are thrilled to continue to share with you our library of favorites in this season of giving. We have seven days of gift-giving under our holidays belts so far, with prizes including: a comprehensive collection of Charles Portis novels, design compendiums from Eva Zeisel and Milton Glaser, true crime and mystery powerhouses, a journalism trifecta, classic YA reads, a stunning trio of gift books, and illustrated Mervyn Peake masterpieces. A big Congrats and Happy Holidays to Friday's winner, Jordan Barber. We're well on our way to that partridge in a pear tree, but not just yet.

In keeping with the abounding Christmas spirit in the office today, we've decided to give away three classic Christmas reads that are sure to bolster your holiday cheer. And yes, this still includes those of you who checked out after the tenth day of 24/7 carols on the radio.

The Christmas Books is the elegant world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of Charles Dickens' holiday stories first published in 1937 and available again from the Overlook Press. It includes the classic A Christmas Carol released to the public this day in 1843 and his subsequent holiday books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. This leather and linen bound collector's edition includes the final texts of Dickens as well as illustrations he personally selected to compliment his words.

One Christmas in Washington by David Bercuson and Holger Herwig is the fascinating account of one of the most crucial moments in modern history: the weeks between December 1941 and January 1942, when Churchill and Roosevelt were together in the White House, forging what turned out to be the war-winning Grand Alliance. Written by two respected authorities on military history, this powerful story of two men rising above their personal differences for the sake of the greater good will keep you turning the pages well into your holiday evening.

The Great American Christmas Book is a charming collection of holiday games, recipes, carols, stories and much more from the American yesteryear. Complete with lavish illustrations and fun facts, this book will keep you entertained and in good cheer throughout the holiday season.

Good Luck! You can enter to win in three different ways.

1. Comment on this post

2. Tweet at us using the hashtag #OverlookChristmas

3. Leave a comment on our Facebook page

You can enter once in each area until 8 AM tomorrow morning, and we will be announcing a winner in Monday’s post. After all entries are received, we choose a winner using random.org. Please leave an email address when entering so we can contact you if you’ve won.


15 comments:

AnswerGirl said...

What a perfect family gift these books would make!

traveler said...

Beautiful and impressive giveaway. Many thanks.

petite said...

A treasure which I would cherish.

ColleenFL said...

Looks like a great selection of Christmas books.

Amy said...

I hope you have a fantastic party!

Barbara said...

Being the niece of the ultimate Dicken's fan and scholar, I would absolutely LOVE to win this!!!

mdhilverda said...

I have always loved the look of the Nonesuch Dickens books.

Grace said...

I would love to win these books!

mikey said...

Love these books. Hope I win.

Pat H. said...

Dickens - one of my favorites!

rebacaserfatty said...

I want the Christmas in Washington.

Stephen Case said...

So excited about these

Jarelle Fuller said...

This is such a great idea.

Mom said...

The Christmas in Washington book is so perfect for me.

Emily said...

All three books looks fantastic!