I may have mentioned before, I have a problem. I find it very hard to not buy new editions of A Christmas Carol that I find. Mostly, I resist, but occasionally I encounter one that I simply can’t resist.
This new illustrated edition from P.J.Lynch is beautiful. The illustrations span a number of styles. Some are in the style of the originals, and some are unique to Mr. Lynch. Many of the illustrations span both pages, as background to the text. All are beautiful and show an understanding of the text.
I particularly like the picture of the uncountable children and the christmas present delivery man, complete with the baby and her toy frying pan.
Yes, it’s #27. But, honestly, I can quit any time I want to.