Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Shortly after the introduction of decimal currency, I bought a 6p notebook from Woolworth's. From 25th September 1972, it records the books I have read.

I write down just the title, author and date completed - no comments. I may not have filled in the information for every book: nevertheless the fact that the notebook is not yet even half full shows that I have really read rather little over these forty years.

Another 40, and I would be in my 110th year, and I hope a new notebook might then be needed.

Oh, I've just noticed something: in tiny letters on the last page, one of the children has written, "I love you Dad + Mum."

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