So – finally remembered to take photos of the books I procured when I visited England and then when I somehow ended up at the Friends of the Library Book Sale the other day.
Exhibit one: England trip.
(And yes: the photos are on the washing machine. It was late yesterday and that had the best light for the camera…)
From bottom to top:
* Bedfordshire – Simon Houfe. (A history of the county where I grew up in England and now am really interested in. Looks a bit *serious*, but we’ll see. Sneaked from my mum’s bookshelves.)
* Dry Rot and Daffodils: Life in a National Trust House – Mary Mackie. (A NF about one year living in a stately home in England.)
* Shadows of the Workhouse – Jennifer Worth. (NF about history and experience of kids in the workhouse.)
* The Victorians – A. N. Wilson. (NF. Self explanatory.)
* The Secret Life of Bletchley Park – Sinclair McKay. (This whole operation happened not far from where I grew up and there was always whispering about it, but nothing concrete. Til this.)
* Loving and Giving – Molly Keane. (F.)
Exhibit 2: the Book Sale haul.
From bottom to top:
* A Home-Concealed Woman: The Diaries of Magnolia Wynn LeGuin 1901-1913. The journal of the inner life of a Georgia farmwife and the life of agrarian poor. Some of the reviews mention lots of God references, so we’ll see how that goes.
* Death at the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England – James Ruddick. (A true whodunnit in Victorian times. Swoon.)
* Plain and Simple – Sue Bender. (A lovely memoir about a woman who goes to spend time with the Amish. My copy keeps getting lent out and has a hard time finding its way back sometimes, so this is a back-up copy.)
* All Creatures Great and Small – James Herriot. Yes, I know it’s old, but I have been wanting an old-ish light read for a while and I kept missing the one at the library.)
I’m curious about the workhouse book, but I suspect it would make me so sad!