(like one of these)The Arnold-Forster has been messily repaired with tape which is coming off too. But I was not looking for a pristine copy--something with covers and real pages to turn was all I wanted.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Books for Year Eight, from across the pond
Last year we read chapters from H.O. Arnold-Forster's History of England, using a downloaded PDF and printouts. Enough of that, I thought. Doesn't anybody out there have a hard copy? The best deal, between the book price and shipping, was from a shop in England. They also just happened to have quite inexpensive vintage copies of Van Loon's Story of Mankind and Marshall's History of English Literature. And a paperback of The Trial of Charles I. So, click click, there we were. Canada Post helpfully delivered them to the wrong house--right number, wrong street--but we're used to that, and the neighbour there (who must have been puzzled at receiving a laundry-sized mail sack) brought them over on Sunday.