The Moonstone

This morning I finished reading This 1949 reprinted edition was given to me for my 80th birthday by my daughter Becky who had trawled the internet trying to find a suitable 1942 impression of this 1868 novel acclaimed as the first detective novel. Above is a scan of the still intact book jacket. Slipped insideContinue reading “The Moonstone”

Twelfth Impression

This morning the building of the last two bookcases was completed. I managed to unearth the Novels A box and cleared a path to begin placing books on the shelves. That is when Jackie decided that the column of concrete in the left hand corner offended her eye. Worse than that, she had a half widthContinue reading “Twelfth Impression”

Lines Of Communication

5th April 2014 After overnight rain the garden plants and spiders’ webs this morning were bejewelled. It wasn’t long before the leaden skies began a day-long disgorging of their contents. We didn’t go anywhere. As she continued her mega kitchen clean, Jackie discovered that black cupboard handles were in fact brass. She made them glowContinue reading “Lines Of Communication”