As Susan spotted the other day, the first book of 2010 has found its way to my little home – and it’s Roofs Off! by Richmal Crompton. Possibly, though I won’t swear to it, the first novel I own with an exclamation mark in the title (quick trivia question: what’s the only place name in England with an exclamation mark in it? That’s not a trick question, by the way.)
I have some abebooks alerts which, indeed, alert me to various books which I might want. And one of them is Author=Crompton and ~william (hello Mr. Boolean, I hope you’re feeling well). As you probably know, I’m rather a fan of Richmal Crompton’s novels, and quite a few of them almost never come up in the virtual marketplace. In the six or so years I’ve tried to find Crompton’s novels, I’ve never seen Roofs Off! advertised, and it was a fairly reasonable price – I feel it’s a good start to Project24.
I’m tippy-tappy-typing this a few days in advance, and when you read it I’ll be off in Suffolk with Our Vicar’s Wife – and, if all goes to plan, soon to be meeting up with Elaine aka Random Jottings. And maybe, perhaps, buying book no.2….
Fellow Project24-ers, or anyone on book restriction – how’s it going? Be strong! Or, if you give up, make sure it’s a really good haul…