B is for BRYHER. I’ve read three of her books now and I know that a small press has a few of her books in print but I do wish that she was better known and her books were more readily available.
C is for CENTENARY. Mary Stewart was born on 17th September 1916 – does anyone have any plans for celebrating her 100th birthday?
D is for DON’T GO OUT TONIGHT MY DARLING by Rachel Newton. I love this. I love the album ….
E is for ELIZABETH BOWEN. I’m reading ‘The House in Paris’ and I’m very taken with it.
F is for THE FISH LADDER by Katharine Norbury. This book passed me by until I saw the programme for our local literary festival, and when I heard the author ‘in conversation’ I knew that I had to buy a copy.
H is for HAPS. I’m not really a shawl knitter but I am so taken with the history and the patterns in The Book of Haps.
I is for IN PROGRESS. And I’m knitting a Nut Hap.
J is for JUBILEE POOL. It’s been open for a while, but it was officially opened by the Prince of Wales last Monday.
K is for KIP – Darlene’s lovely puppy.
L is for LADY MAISERY. I am so pleased that their new album has been successfully crowd funded.
N is for NEXT UP TO READ is ‘I, Rachel’ by March Cost.
O is for AN OLD BOOK. I found a lovely World Book Club edition of ‘Kingfishers Catch Fire’ by Rumer Godden in a charity shop yesterday. It looks to be the fiction inspired by the real life events she wrote about in This Far But No Further which I read last year.
P is for PILGRIMAGE. This month’s book is ‘The Trap’. I’d planned to read it this weekend but I was distracted by other books and so now it is lined up for next weekend.
Q is for QUITE EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW. I’ve learned how to do Japanese short rows, I love it, and I don’t think I shall ever wrap and turn again.
R is for RABINDRANATH TAGORE. Cirtnecce is hosting a readalong of ‘The Home and the World’ next month, to mark the book’s centenary. I must confess that I didn’t know a great deal about the book or the author, but I am intrigued.
S is for SIXTY. I’ve been looking at previews of Rowan 60 and there are many things I should love to knit and to wear.
T is for TO THE BRIGHT END OF THE WORLD by Eowyn Ivey is a wonderful, wonderful book.
U is for UNDERNEATH ALL THAT PAPER – is my desk. We have been incredibly busy, but I am very nearly top of things.
V is for VERY VIRAGO ALL AUGUST. The LibraryThing Virago Modern Classics group is gearing up for ‘All Virago All August’. I can’t do ‘All’ but I’m aiming for ‘Very’. Rebecca West, Willa Cather and Rumer Godden are the authors I have in mind.
W is for WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH is coming and I have ‘Grand Hotel’, ‘The World is not Enough’ on my bedside table ready to start reading.
X is for XHIBITION. We have Marine Painting – from Turner to Wallis – at Penlee House this summer and I am quite sure it is going to be wonderful.
Y is for YOU SEE LOTS OF THINGS OUT OF OUR BAY WINDOW and a few weeks ago Briar saw a hedgehog. She went out to investigate – before we realised what it was – and she was bemused by the little spiky creature. We brought her inside and watched his progress across the garden. He was gone the next morning and we haven’t seen him again.
Z is for ZZZZ. After playing ball at the boating pond this morning and visiting my mother’s nursing home this afternoon a certain small brown dog fell asleep – and slept right through supper time!