Thursday, June 11, 2015
Thursday Bookshelf - BR-CA
I remember reading the Women's Press edition of Aurora Leigh on the porch of my friend P's house at Daylesford over 30 years ago. I stayed there for a winter week on my own. The house was right on the lake & this was years before Daylesford became a New Age tourist destination. As well as Aurora Leigh, I read a book on Shakespeare's sonnets (which we'll be seeing later on the G shelf) & Byron's Don Juan, which is just below.
A Month in the Country by J L Carr. Also my childhood copy of Alice & the books by Mary Cadogan & Patricia Craig about girls' school stories and women & detective fiction. I often dip into these & they're great fun if you have any interest in early-mid 20th century fiction. Archaeology is another of my interests & there are two classics there - Martin Carver's book on Sutton Hoo & a facsimile of Howard Carter's book on the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb.
Next week, CAther-DOnne.