I loved my books and read all of the time.
My favourite book was Black Beauty and all Beatrix Potter and books by the Bronte' Sisters
Unfortunately they were all donated to the children's hospital when I migrated to Australia in the early 60's with my brothers and parents.
I did manage however to smuggle this little gem of 1947 into my suitcase as it got missed when the box of goodies to the hospital was packed and sent.
My brothers and I were only aloud to read it after our bath time, so that it remained in good condition.
Here are a few pages from this little book.
I am always on the hunt for the replacement books I once treasured.
I've yet to find Black Beauty though. It was all the more special because I received it for Christmas from my Grandparents. They had also signed it in the front. I think somewhere some child would still have it and I often think it would be much loved as I loved it.
I always like to see a name in the front of old books,it makes them more special.
Join me this week when I visit my usual blog parties and maybe some new one's
Show off your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses
Vintage Thingie Thursday Colorado Lady
Show and Tell Friday My Romantic Home
Knick of Time Tuesday
A Delightsome Life