A Love Story: Chapter 1

title page for Breakfast at Tiffany's

A short story on the end papers of a second hand book. Where was Tim in 1958. Did he post the book to his mother? Where they together as a family for Christmas day? What did she give him? How old was he? Where did they live? Had they been to the cinema together to watch the film earlier in the year on a summer evening, all black and white and big screen with plush velvet seats and an elegant crowd?

All these questions will be lost in the age of eBooks.

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About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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1 Response to A Love Story: Chapter 1

  1. Judith Dean says:

    I too have often wondered about the “Givers” and the “Receivers” of books. Were they lovingly given as gifts to be shared with a special person in the “Giver’s” life. I like to think (and hope so) that this is true. I wonder too about the history of a particular book that I might find in a 2nd hand shop — how did this book find its way on to the shelf of the shop??; what adventures did it have ??; did a child read it or an adult or the two together ??; did it travel far and wide ??; was it stored in an old trunk or attic until it was no longer wanted – how my heart would grieve if this were the case.

    Thank you for posting this lovely dedication page from Tim to his Mum !!

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