Thursday, December 17, 2015

CHRISTMAS CAROL | Dec. 17–Pub. Date ("Scrooge"). What year?

Charles Dickens,
A Christmas Carol,
A 1900 U.S. edition.
It was 1843 when A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was first published.

You may forget the name of the book. It was made into many successful movies, and they usually give the story a better name, just Scrooge:
  • Scrooge, or, Marley's Ghost, A Christmas Carol (1908)
  • A Christmas Carol (1910)
  • Scrooge (1913)
  • Scrooge (1935)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • Scrooge (1951)
  • It's Never Too Late (A Christmas Carol) (1960)
  • Scrooge (1970)
  • A Christmas Carol (1971)
  • An American Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Scrooged,The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Christmas Carol (1997)
  • A Diva's Christmas Carol, Christmas Carol: The Movie, A Carol Christmas,Springtime with Roo, Chasing Christmas, A Christmas Carol (2006)
  • A Dennis the Menace Christmas, An American Carol,Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2011)
You know the story. Three ghosts – from the past, present and future – haunt Ebenezer Scrooge, by the end of which he has learned the Spirit of Christmas. My favorite Scrooge I think is still Alistair Sim.

You don't need to pay for a copy of this book any more. The copyright has expired. You can read the entire book free. The full text is here: You're welcome.

Now, with the money you have saved, the sponsors of the Boissevain Books suggests that you buy a copy of the just-released book Princess Josephine and the Rainbow Dragon. The copyright is fresh so you can't get it free for at least another 50 years.

It's a beautifully printed hard-cover book. Surely there is a princess in your family who wants this book. A young lady aged 5 to 10, maybe? A daughter, granddaughter, niece, great-niece? The lessons are powerful, but are transmitted Mary Poppins-wise.

If your princess is not yet ready for this $145,000 diamond
tiara from Tiffany, I suggest the $19.95 book, Princess
Josephine and the Rainbow Dragon.
The book is illustrated by my sister Brigid Marlin and is written by my niece Kate Bodsworth. I recommend it highly.

The illustrations are uniquely heart-warming. Princess Josephine reveals the inside scoop on the three things she has learned from Princess School. If anyone knows how to reason with dragon, Josephine is it.

The dragon is not an easy sell. He sucks all the colors out of her kingdom because if he doesn't, he loses his own colors – which if you don't know it, would be hugely embarrassing for a Rainbow Dragon.

Worst case scenario, when he is all grey, he will turn to stone.
Bottom line, the dragon has No Choice! What can Princess Josephine do?? She puts on her Princess School thinking cap, that's what she does. She thinks and thinks... .

..and you will have to buy the book to find out what happens next. The book is an inexpensive gift for a princess at $19.95 and to ship it direct to you we add on only the actual cost of shipping. What a deal. ACT! CLICK HERE NOW.

The only way to get a 15% ($3) discount on the $19.95 price is to order from the Boissevain Books Store online. Go to Copy this code into the discount box: JCKRN2S38AFK.

Thank you for ordering,
John Tepper Marlin for Boissevain Books

Thursday, December 10, 2015

BOISSEVAIN | Reunion, The Netherlands, April 16-17, 2016 3rd Notice

December 3, 2015

Dear Relatives!

We so far have received 40 registrations for the reunion. Many relatives from outside the Netherlands have signed up. Therefore we ask residents of Holland to put the date in their calendar and register via the email address below. For catering and organizational reasons we would like to know ahead of time how many people we need to accommodate. Fairly soon we will present a list with the names of the relatives who will definitely participate.

Tentative programme
Saturday April 16                 Sunday April 17
1 PM Welcome, tea, coffee Visit to Pampus Island
2 PM Formal part with
  • news about the Boissevain Foundation
  • short reading about maritime Boissevains
  • present Boissevain Award
  • practise Boissevain Song
  • auction Boissevain Books
3-5 PM  Drinks & bites
6 PM Dinner

The charges for the drinks, dinner and Sunday program will be paid at the time with credit cards or cash. The Boissevain Foundation only charges a basic amount of 10 (ten) euro per participant, which includes tea/coffee at 1 PM and drinks & bites after 3 pm on Saturday. Children up to 12 years old are for free. This is because we want as many relatives to be present at as many moments as possible, even if they can come just for a short time.

Official registration starts now. Please let us know which part of the program you will attend and for how many people.

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On January 1 new information will follow in our fourth reunion notice. Till then!

Annemie, Aviva, Barbera and Charles Boissevain