These days I don’t tend to keep books. I pass them on. I like them to be living in the hands of readers rather than slumbering on my shelves.
Over Christmas I joined in the mass read of The Dark is Rising, that stemmed from a comment on Robert Macfarlane’s twitter account and was taken up by Julia Bird. Cosy by the fire I stated doodling in the book. Reading is a solitary experience unless reading aloud. I enjoyed this curious experiment.
Now I am going to offer my copy of the book up for auction to raise funds for the crowd funder to raise money to buy The Lost Words for Scottish Schools. ( In the event of the initiative not reaching its target I have an alternative charity for auction winners, but I also still have hope that the target might be reached.)
To bid, please place a comment on this posting. This one is going to be closed in a few days from now I think, unless I am out walking the dogs. Sorry if the process is a bit ramshackled. I have to action the comments, so it takes time.
If you win the auction I will ask you to donate the money directly to Jane’s amazing initiative to place a copy of The Lost Words in every primary school in Scotland.
The book is a paperback edition with cover by David Roberts and illustrations by Filipe Fernadez, and then added doodles by me. I bought it in Waterstones in Cheltenham.
This Auction is now closed.