One can never have too many books.

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.)

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