Saturday, 23 May 2015
Tucked in the corner of the sewing room is the bookshelf, with all the knitting and sewing books that I have accumulated over the years. All the old books I have from the 1940s and 50s have such similar titles that I have lost track of which is which. I can be riffling through a second hand book shop and come across a book and not be sure whether I have it already.
Hardly surprising then that I have ended up with two different editions of Complete Needlecraft by Agnes M. Miall. She's everywhere, either on her own...
... or co-authoring with Irene Davison and R. K. and M. I. R. Polkinghorne.
I love these old books for a great number of reasons, not least for the authoritative no-nonsense way in which they are written. Would you dare argue with anyone called Polkinghorne? Especially when there are two of them.
So that you can share in the pleasure, I have decided to write reviews of the books, so anyone who decides they really must have their own copy can start scouring the internet for the best deal.
Any nominations please for which book I should review first?