'' The street consists of 36 narrow little houses - all, at first glance, exactly the same;
and a mental picture of it generally includes a large pantechnicon van,
backed against the pavement and collecting or discharging household goods.''
This is Greenery Street.
It's a Persephone book, written by Denis Mackail, an author who lived
in Walpole Street, Chelsea...
and he made this the setting for Greenery Street.
I'm enjoying reading it and of course, as with every Persephone book,
you get the delightful end papers; this particular one, it is thought,
would have been the type of fabric which the young couple in the book
might've chosen for their sofa.
Continuing the London theme...
I have to say that there's somewhat of a 'London Love'
going on in my study!
When I was a classroom teacher, 'London' was a wonderful topic
to work on with the children and teaching so close to the city meant
that there were fabulous visits to be had.
I think the best visit ever was to the London Transport Collection,
when it was based at at Syon Park, Brentford.
And that's where I found the 'Avoid Delay' poster, which advertises
the London Underground.
Anyway, it being the Queen's Jubilee year and also the Olympic Games,
one has to make an effort, doesn't one...?!!
I found this gorgeous card , yesterday, in my fave card shop,
The Card Gallery, Exeter.
It's entitled, 'Rain in the Strand'
by John Haskins.
So there you have it...London Love...and hopefully the children will
feel inspired ! That's the idea!
If they don't then at least I do!! ;-)
My next love...I like to search for older style Puffin books.
And this week I managed to find these...boxed and a snip at £4.99!!
I already have a newer set but they don't compare to these!
No doubt I'll find a place for them in my rather busy study!! LOL!
This week I've also acquired, 'War Horse' written by Michael Morpurgo
..an excellent read.
If you'd like to enter my giveaway, then just comment on this post
saying which book you've read and really enjoyed, just lately
OR which book you want to read soonish.
And now, I really am wending my way to my workplace, to do some