Friday, 10 February 2012

Literature Love // Charity Finds

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Always on a quest to build up our collection of reads (we watched too much Beauty & the Beast as kids - a home library the size of Belle's is the ultimate goal), we were super impressed with James' recent purchases from a charity shop last weekend - and they were all half priced too!

From top left:

1. 'English Costume: 1066-1820', plates of colour illustrations mixed with line drawings, created for designers of theatrical productions, gives an excellent idea of how dress making has changed through the ages!
2. 'Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic', with a foreword by Scorsese. Especially love the hand drawn sketches of the set by Hitchcock, as he imagined the scenes he was about to bring to life.
3. A pocket sized short story by Fitzgerald, 'Babylon Revisted'.
4. 'Playbill: Full Colour Covers from the Golden Age of Broadway' - unlike today's playbill covers, which represent the show, the covers form this period (1900-1930) rarely changed. Instead, leading commercial artists of the day were commisioned to create distinctive signature covers for each individual theatre.This book contains a collection of postcards of each cover, with an overall Art Nouveau theme, they would look lovely framed!

Soo good, we're going to try and all pick up a couple of books every month, to keep the collection growing! Keep an eye out for James' guest posts in a couple of weeks, in which he shares his tips for finding gems amongst the rubble in charity shops!

Much love,
L&R xx

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