Sunday, 31 October 2010

. . . same 'old' story . . . .

I was pleased to find this rather well used copy of Zola's L'assommoir this week, and immediately thought I haven't got this one, because I don't remember the cover . . . so then I carried the book around in my bag for a couple of days before checking on my box of Zola, only to find I have got it after all . . . different cover . . .
I actually prefer the red one with the old photo, it looks to be the 'same' cover design as this Therese Raquin.

I first read Zola as part of my A level French course and have read a few more since then, and although each novel stands alone as a story, I have wanted to read the complete Rougon-Macquart series in the right order. I thought I might do that this year, but as I haven't started yet, I don't think it will be happening. Next year maybe.


Saturday, 30 October 2010

the seaside show


the seaside show, originally uploaded by lisabee73.

a found photo postcard with no information as to date, photographer or location. The detail is wonderful, notice the Pierrot clown sitting in the second row. I'm sure that any member of the audience would have been pleased to have this photo, especially if they had a deckchair.

Friday, 29 October 2010

. . . and on to the 1940s . . .

. . . and an unknown girl with filmstar eyes.
The photographer is W Richardson of the Square, Walsall.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

For the Diamond Jubilee . . .

in 1897, a transfer printed plate made by the Doulton factory in Burslem.

Somewhat crazed after all the years.





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