Friday 18 March 2016


Up the road from where I live in sunny Cheltenham is the lovely Red Cross book shop, I have to limit myself to one visit a month as I have a penchant for old books. I am buying my childhood back and also I am a sucker for lovely book covers. 
So here is my latest score to assuage a habit that at least does not damage my health, (unless I become crushed by the rapidly growing piles of hard backs!!??)
This beautifully illustrated Brer Rabbit was a must have, how did he get away with being so naughty? Peaking in this photo is a lovely spotty book, Bird related (of course), Birds from the Hide, 1933 with sixty- three plates in photogravure. (, before you ask!)
But look at this beauty, as an artist maker how could I leave this on the shelf?
From 1907 this book has made me come to terms with the fact that animals may have had the idea first and made it...nothing is new!!
I just love the headings although 
some topics are a bit dubious.
Yes, there are a couple more books that I am not owning up to and for a change there are no Ladybird books in my latest binge buy.
But some will be put to good use as this lovely book was during Cheltenham Open Studios, display resources makes them all tax deductable. 
and this little collection turned into Alice in Wonderland shelves at Select Showcase in October 2015.
This all makes me feel a little less guilty.

1 comment:

LAC EMP 2020 said...

As a woman with nearly 400 Ladybirds in crates under the stairs you have nothing to feel guilty about! How on earth you can only restrict yourself to once a month I do not know. I would be hopeless at that as you well know. Lovely selection. Buy more!