There hasn't been a book draw on Random Distractions for quite a while, so what better way to restore some semblance of normality? Not total normality because yesterday, my PC crashed and the Man cannot come to restore it until Wednesday, so this is being typed on a borrowed laptop. That means, of course, that I have no access to my picture library or my scanner but I will improvise and trust that you will be both patient and imaginative.
The book I am offering is Good Things in England, by Florence White. It is a Persephone Classic, with the distinctive grey cover and beautiful endpapers. For anyone who might be collecting the whole series, this is number 10.
As you will know from recent posts, my husband's mother has come to live with us and our library has been hastily dismantled and dispersed to make room for her. I rang around libraries, second-hand book shops and charity shops offering to donate hundreds of books but no-one wanted them - not even my beautiful Folio edition of the Kelmscott Chaucer, which I offered to the public library in the nearby town. It would appear that books are not very desirable these days!
However, I know that you are all book lovers and that someone will appreciate this Persephone book of traditional recipes. Whether you are a regular visitor or a passerby, if you would like a chance to own it then leave a comment, just 'hello' or 'me please' will do. I can post it to anywhere in the world. I will make the draw on Thursday 12th February. there will be more books to follow, so watch this space.