I’m really running through them like wildfire now… halfway through March’s allowance and we’re only just halfway through February. Perhaps the naysayers were right… anyway, enough self-flagellation, you’ll want to know what the book is.
My favourite shop in Oxford, Arcadia, is a lovely little place which is great for gifty things. I always buy my greetings cards and wrapping paper there, and to top it all they sell secondhand books. They specialise in Penguin paperbacks, and when I walked past today, they seemed to have even more than usual. Inside there were rows and rows of them, each individually wrapped in cellophane. But it was outside that I spotted Strange Glory by L H Myers. I can’t remember where I heard of it, but it was in connection with my research, and I wanted to track down a copy… so when I walked past one, I couldn’t leave it there – right?
I should point out how close I came to buying Love by Elizabeth von Arnim yesterday – and I resisted. I’m doing well, honest…
So there it is, no.5. I’ve not read any of the first four yet, I must confess. Maybe I should see how many of the 24 I’ve read by the end of the year… but this week I’m going to immerse myself in Rose Macaulay novels.
Anybody heard of/read any L H Myers? And how are fellow Project 24-ers going? (Project Zero people, keep quiet! You’ll just make me feel worse.)