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Friday, 10 March 2017

A Favourite Book: Sepia Saturday

In  this  week's detailed prompt photograph, it was the row of books on the bookshelf that caught my eye and made me think of a favourite book of both my mother and grandmother. 

A 1899 edition of "Pride and Prejudice"  by Jane Austen was a prized possession of my mother and one passed down to her from her own mother.  I remember it sitting in the glass doored bookcase in my grandfather's house and it was a treat to look at it and turn over the delicate line drawings, protected by tissue paper.  

My grandmother Alice Danson, nee English (1884-1945).  She married my grandfather William in 1907 at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. 

My mother - Kathleen Weston, nee Danson (1908-1999)

A much older Alice with her three daughters, Peggy, Edith and Kathleen. 
Not forgetting sons Harry and Billy. 

"Pride and Prejudice" remains one of my favourite books
remembered too in the many television adaptation  over the decades. 


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  1. What a wonderful keepsake you have in that beautifully aged book - so well kept up even though handled and read several times.

  2. I love that I have some books that were owned by my grandparents.

    I can see Lord Jim and a book on mythology on the Wylie bookshelf. The man in the photo was a science fiction author.

  3. We have some old textbooks that belonged to my great grandfather but no much-loved classics like this one. Great post!

  4. One of my favorite books came down from my great grandmother - "Lydia of the Pines".

  5. It’s a lovely copy of a wonderful book. I too was drawn to the row of books, but then I always am!

  6. Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments.

  7. Reading books that were favorites of our parents and grandparents is another way of passing down the continuity of a life. My dad kept countless lists of things, including a short list of titles he liked on his Amazon Kindle eBook, which I'm working my way through. Not the same as a real book but it's the words that matter.

  8. Another inspired take on the prompt image, and a lovely old book to have kept. I have saved some of my mother's books, but was very upset to discover after sorting through her possessions when she moved into a nursing home that somehow we had inadverentently given away one box of her books to charity, never to be seen again, as unfortunately we didn't realise what had happened until a day or two later.

  9. Love books, whatever format they may come in! I've recently discovered digital sound recorded books...an easy way to go about my day while listening to literature. That's great that you have your grandmother's book to enjoy!


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