Saturday, 11 January 2014
The year in books :: January
I recognise in myself that I very rarely rest, there are always so many jobs to do that my intention to sit for a while with cup of tea in hand is never realised.
A good book for me is an escape, I can for a short while at least consider the characters, soak up the words and in my favourite kind of books immerse myself in the nostalgia of times gone by.
I took two books away with us at Christmas, Persephone. Two out of a collection of 104 neglected fiction and non-fiction books by mid-twentieth century writers.
The making of a marchioness is pure wistfulness for me "her dress was only blue linen with white beads on it - and she had only a sailor-hat with a buckle and bow"
Taking part with Laura on The year in books link up