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A snapshot from the library on Friday

July 4, 2014


Today I noticed a book destined for our ‘special collections’ nothing new in that, books do ‘become’  special in time and removed from the open shelves and to be cared for tenderly.  This one called Borka; the adventures of a goose with no feathers written and illustrated by John Burningham looked new and fresh.  It also looked vaguely familiar and after looking closely I realised it was a book that my ‘baby’ brother had borrowed from the library around 50 years ago.

Looking at the pictures and rereading the story it seemed only yesterday!!   

You will agree I am sure the images and text are timeless.  This 20th century classic will share the shelves at Special Collections with classics from the 18th and 19th century.  

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2014 10:44 pm

    Such an iconic illustration, the books can be expensive to get now! The amount lying around in peoples attics I’d say is unbelievable….

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