A new book by a Delta author is now on bookshelves in time for the holidays.
Twas The Night - The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem celebrates the 200th anniversary of the iconic and very popular poem Twas the Night Before Christmas. The poem is considered to be the most often recited, most published, and most collected literary work to have been written in the English language.
Pamela McColl, author/historian/collector spent a decade compiling and writing the book. She will be signing books and meeting with patrons of Black Bond Books of Ladner on Sunday, Nov. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. On display at the event will be some of her vintage editions of the poem. The public is invited to bring along their own editions for the discussion.
McColl's new book was released in September and has already received high praise and positive reviews:
In 2012, McColl created a media firestorm for her smoke-free/pipe-free edition of the poem: Twas The Night Before Christmas edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st. Century. with the international media picking up on the debate including front page coverage on the National Post and the subject of a spoof presented by Stephen Colbert.
The book went on to win eight book awards and become a bestseller on Amazon.com. McColl will be signing copies of this edition of the poem at the event.