The Endless Bookshelf : simply messing about in books


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January 2008

Buchnarr, 1494. Ware! Ware! Ware the Book-Fool!

30 January 08

" I am an orchard thief and the citizen of a green world ! Buss me, green maid ! " — Lud-in-the-Mist , p. 301.

Books at work (part of an ongoing series) :

Shelves of paperbacks, with winter orange tree, from [DN].


26-7 January 08

Lud-in-the-Mist  (more)

I am utterly enchanted with Lud-in-the-Mist  by Hope Mirrlees, in particular the following passage in Chapter X, which moves from the quaint to the astonishing :

Life has its sad side, and we must take the rough with the smooth. Why, maids have died on their marriage eve, or, what's worse bringing their first baby into the world, and the world’s wagged on all the same.  Life’s sad enough, in all conscience, but there’s nothing to be frightened about