"A book is a dream that
you hold in your hand."
I have always loved books. I think everyone in my family does! My Mum and Dad are never without a book and my sister, well she has more bookcases than anyone I have ever known and every special occasion is celebrated with a large parcel of new additions to her collection. I always have a pile in my bedroom that I am making my way through (It never gets smaller!). My Nana gave me some of the books she loved when she was a little girl and I adored them all growing up. Girl's annuals, Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at School (my favourite - I read it five times!), Polly, Agatha Christies and so many more! I had copies of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess that I still have today, even though the pages are a little yellowed and the covers are creased. They are treasures! My Grandad had an enormous library and when he and my Nana recently moved into a smaller home the larger portion of his books had to be given away. Some of the books had dates around the 1860's! I had to photograph the few that found their way to my house. The illustrations are so exquisite! Words are beautiful and magical and this post is my little homage to them...