Monday, 31 March 2008

For Vanessa

Whose blog post today prompted me to go and look at my bookshelves and take a deep, reviving breath. Few treats or treasures can better a good book. One of my favourites is a 1920s edition of Helen's Babies by John Habberton, inscribed as a prize to my grandmother from her infant school in India. I'm also very fond of my long pewter-grey line of Persephone reprints.


Vanessa G said...

How lovely! I think my best book is one of a pair bought in an antique bookshop with my 'best friend' at the age of sixteen. We vowed to inscribe them and swap them with our news in the inscription every two years until ...

I think we did so for six years... but I think of her whenever I see the book, and we keep in touch anyway.


Sarah Hilary said...

That's a wonderful idea - what a way to keep in touch!