Opening The Box of Delights
A stunning visual celebration of John Masefield's Christmas classic
Dr Philip W. Errington
Hardback |128 pp |246 x 189 mm
John Masefields fantasy novel The Box of Delights is an enduring Christmas classic. It has a unique place in childrens literature and continues to inspire and engage modern readers with its timeless adventure of ancient magic, good vanquishing evil, and Christmas miracles. For many, watching the 1984 BBC TV adaptation is a Christmas tradition and The Box of Delights Appreciation Society has over 2,000 members on Facebook! This visual celebration of The Box of Delights is written by a world expert on the text and showcases fascinating illustrations, photographs, letters, manuscripts and designs from Masefields life and across all of the storys many manifestations through the different editions of the book (whose illustrators included Quentin Blake), and adaptations on television, radio and stage. With a foreword by award-winning childrens author Piers Torday.