Gentle Poetic Prose And Bucolic Beauty

I had planned this morning, in order to avoid all the build-up chat and the ITC adverts, to watch a recording of the Rugby World Cup Semi Final between England and New Zealand. Unfortunately the recording failed. I therefore had to watch on the ITV Hub with all the trimmings. But what a cracking matchContinue reading “Gentle Poetic Prose And Bucolic Beauty”

Cruck Frames

Jackie spent most of the morning watering the garden. I managed a token dead heading session which nevertheless filled two trugs. Nugget even followed me around. It helps if you use his name. Regular readers will know of my penchant for leaving bookmarks or other tokens in my books, for posterity’s pondering. Occasionally previous ownersContinue reading “Cruck Frames”

“Doing [My] Research”

One of the benefits of a thoroughly wet day, apart from watering the garden, is that it gives an opportunity to finish reading a book such as Apart from the evident foxing, this virtually unblemished dust jacket has protected and preserved the gold embossed design on the cover of J.M. Dent’s first edition of theContinue reading ““Doing [My] Research””

A Collaboration

One of Robert Gibbings’s diversions in ‘Trumpets from Montparnasse’ was his recounting of the request of his friend, Charles Ede of The Folio Society to produce a series of engravings for ‘The Discovery of Tahiti’ by George Robertson. This was a joint project with Gibbings’s publisher, J. M. Dent, published in 1955. Naturally, this ledContinue reading “A Collaboration”