Project 24: Books 3 and 4


I’ve actually bought six books so far this year – making me precisely on track for the end of March – but only four of them have arrived as of yet. To keep track, books 3 and 4 are… A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair – which I bought for the latest episode of Tea or Books?, and which I really liked – and Norman Douglas by H.M. Tomlinson.

Norman Douglas

I bought this while in London, on Charing Cross Road, and it led to a little conversation with the bookseller about Norman Douglas. He, in fact, was reading a book by Norman Douglas right then. But I… well, I’ve never read a book by Norman Douglas. Or H.M. Tomlinson, come to that. And I always seem to get Norman Douglas mixed up with Norman Collins.

BUT I love the Dolphin Books series. There such lovely objects, and a really interesting range of non-fiction titles. They’re also pretty hard to stumble across, for the most part, so I couldn’t resist it when I found it. And that’s reason enough to add it to my Project 24 list, isn’t it?

4 thoughts on “Project 24: Books 3 and 4

  • April 5, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I spent a good amount of time a few years ago reading all the H.M.Tomlinson books I could find. He’s a wonderfully quirky author. I highly recommend The Sea and The Jungle, if you ever come across it. I also purchased All Our Yesterdays, an autobiography of sorts, published in an edition of 500 in 1930 by William Heinemann, London, signed and numbered…one of my treasures.

    • April 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      Oh, thank you for the recommendation – and what a wonderful treasure to have!

  • April 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    What a lovely looking book! I’ve often meant to pick up Douglas’s South Wind but just never got round to it.

    • April 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      So many books in that category, aren’t there?!

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