A while ago I mentioned a book from childhood that I had loved. My wonderful gal went out and found me a copy for my birthday. So, my birthday was 19 days ago but it doesn’t matter ’cause a hard cover edition of The Ghost of Thomas Kempe from 1973 that once belonged to the Kentucky Department of Libraries (Cumberland County Public Library if the stamp across the top is to be believed, and I have no reason to doubt it) arrived in the mail today.
My little sister Helen got in on the act too – she gave me my birthday present on the weekend, a mint condition 1979 Dr Who Annual.
I’m spending so much time in the past my age will start slipping backward soon but I don’t care ’cause now I’ve got double the reason to read The Devil In The White City as quickly as I can.