Sydney Cockerell’s tea parties and book collecting

March 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

“He collected friends of all sorts as energetically as he collected books, and many letters from less well-known persons thanking him in near rapture for a tea party or a sight of his manuscripts show that he cared equally for both.”

— M.A.F. Borrie on Sydney Cockerell
(tea parties + rare manuscripts = my kind of guy)

Just a little Sunday-night bookish quoting to get the week off to a good start. What have you been reading, dear readers? Share a snippet, and ideally a bookish one, below!



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SilverSeason  |  March 7, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Then a fox walked tiptoe over the December grass, its brush trailing but its ears pricked. At the steps that led up to the sun-lounge it turned its head towards Filth and smiled.

    Jane Gardam, Old Filth

    • 2. Corey  |  March 7, 2011 at 4:45 am

      Nice one! There is always something so crisp about descriptions of foxes.


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