1 December 2022 Susannah

‘Tis the Season for Giving

Christmas Gifts 2022

December brings you Christmas greetings. As it’s the season for giving, I have gifts I hope you will enjoy.

A FREE Talk on Zoom

Firstly, I’d like to invite you to join a complimentary zoom talk on ‘Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind’.

Discover how Gone with the Wind came to be written and published, learn something of the challenges of turning it into a film, and find out about its impact on Mitchell’s life.

A zoom link will be sent to all email subscribers the day before and the talk will be recorded and sent out to everyone a few days later for those who find the time difficult. So make sure to check your junk email if you don’t receive it, or if you don’t already subscribe, please do so now.

So prepare your favourite beverage, and log on to zoom at 5 pm (Sydney time), Monday 12th December, for Happy Hour, a chat and to hear my talk about this memorable and now controversial novel.

Book Related Festive Fun

Holidays are for having fun, so I’ve prepared some Festive Fun activities for you.

Have you ever wondered how much of a book addict you are? Are you 100% addicted, as I am, or not quite at that extreme stage of addiction (an addiction for which there is no known cure!). I’ve prepared a little test kit so you can work out where you fit. This 15-page literary puzzle book should keep your mind ticking over during the summer holidays.

Last year I released my gift for the young people in your life – a lovely series of 7 printable colouring pages, all with a festive bookish theme and a literary Christmas quote. Print them for your children or grandchildren to colour in at home, send them to your child’s school for a class activity, email to friends and relatives, share them on social media, spread them far and wide.

And finally, I’m still offering complimentary access to my video talk and my printable Reader’s Guide to Charles Dickens & A Christmas Carol. Find out how Dickens came to write his best-remembered work, what his sources of inspiration were, how it helped shape the way we celebrate Christmas, and the amazing impact that the novella about Scrooge and the three ghosts had on generations to come.

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Featured image- Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind, 1939, Selznick/MGM production, https://fanart.tv/movie/770/gone-with-the-wind/
Body image- Gift box images from https://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/3623002-gingerbread-gift-boxes

Comments (4)

  1. Heather Grant

    Thank you Susanna for all of the above – even the colouring in pages. During the many Lockdowns we got ourselves caught in, I bought a couple of Colouring Books and had a delightful time choosing colours and colouring in. ((Do you think I have reverted to my childhood – or perhaps I never got out of it!)

    Of course, I read a great deal but found that I leaned towards murder mysteries (British in particular) as well as doing On-line courses about History, Art, Women & the Ballot, etc. I mustn’t forget the Book Club you organised which I found very rewarding.
    I too enjoyed The Dictionary of Lost Words along with The Midnight Library. Both novels very intriguing.

    Thank you again and I look forward to your Newsletters next year.

    A Very Merry Christmas to yourself and your family. Best Wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2023.

    Kind regards,

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Thanks for your kind comments, Heather. Like you, I love English murder mysteries. I’ve recently enjoyed Nick Louth’s series.
      Colouring is so relaxing and therapeutic. My sister is a dailysis nurse and she says many of her patients spend dialysis time colouring in. I do have a JA colorouing in book, but have not yet tackled it. However, I always encourage my granddaughters to do colouring in – such a peaceful activity to do together!
      Merry Christmas and may 2023 be filled with good books.

  2. Helen Jakobi

    Loved the Who Wrote Me quiz Susannah – used it at our Christmas Book Club year end – and surprisingly (or sadly) we knew only about half!!
    Going to use it again at U3A book reviews this coming Friday, I might have an advantage this time 🙂
    Happy Christmas and the best of reading for 2023.
    PS: Loved The Dictionary of Lost Words – one of the best reads of the year.
    Thanks for the Christmas Giving

    • Susannah Fullerton

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the Xmas quiz and shared it with your book group.
      I also really enjoyed The Dictionary of Lost Words – I read it when it first came out. Thought-provoking and intriguing.

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