Before Christmas and the subsequent lockdown, I was lucky enough to nab two beautiful books in local charity shops.
The first is The Illustrated Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee (ISBN 0091872839). The cover didn't look too promising, but inside are some wonderful illustrations and photographs which complement the text. It is a lovely book. I'm sure many of you will be familiar with the novel, but I think that having the illustrations really adds to the enjoyment of the story. This cost me just £1!
My second great find was Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden (ISBN 0-7181-1581-3). I remember in the late 1970s when this was quite a sensation. I'm sure many grannies and aunties got this for Christmas when it was first published. Once again the illustrations are just lovely - I certainly would not have appreciated them in the 70s - after all, I was a mere baby (ahem)!!! But for £1.99 I'm loving them now.
Hope you are keeping safe and well.