18 April 2015

the artfulness of books

The bookcase in our living room is filled with just a selection of many books that we own and cannot bear to part with. Some new additions to the collection are these
wonderful old Dickens books that I fortunately came across while visiting a second hand shop recently. Among them were Barnaby Rudge, Nicholas Nickleby and The Pickwick Papers. The others we decided to leave behind for others to savour. Am now enjoying the chilly evenings, curled up on the sofa, wrapped in my mohair hand knit and reading Oliver Twist; this volume complete with illustrations by George Cruikshank. 
We had just seen some illustrations by the aforementioned at an exhibit in town, and lo and behold  while perusing ebay today, I came across this Oliver Twist Tea Tin.
Funny how coincidental events and experiences seem to correspond to current personal interests sometimes. You could call it , serendipity.


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