The Reader

After a little clearance work in the garden I spent much of the day finishing reading This is Penguin Books 1948 edition of Huxley’s novel first published in 1923. Today’s seven and a half pence is the current coin equivalent of the purchase price of one shilling and sixpence. We could, in 1948 have boughtContinue reading “The Reader”

An Evocation

After yesterday’s long trip we took it easy today. I finished reading The front and back of the jacket are from a painting by the author’s father, Ulric van den Bogaerde created in 1934. In this book Dirk Bogarde returns to the years from 1927 to 1934 visited fleetingly in the first part of hisContinue reading “An Evocation”