Boar’s Head Bookshelf update: ‘travelling light’ …

Books in the vault, Deck C, Folger Shakespeare Library, 9/11/09
image courtesy Folger Library

Spending practically all of the summer holidays away from home, you’d think I travelled loaded with books?

Not a bit of it – I simply brought down my Ponytail Shakespeare texts, so I could try to catch up on writing about the read-through.  Plus, experience told me that I’d be buying books wherever I went.  Shakespeare’s an exacting master, and wherever I go I usually end up returning to Cumbria laden like a donkey.

Half way through the hols, my score so far is:

North Wales – 8 books

Herefordshire – 3 books

With a trip ‘dahn Saaf’ to see my parents imminent.

So I got the urge to make my first addition to the Boar’s Head bookshelf (in 4 months, I was disconcerted to find).  I’ve added five books, bringing the total on the official bookshelf to forty-five, although there are dozens at home that need to be added. Of those five, two are brilliant, one’s good, there’s a single stinker, and a final volume which wound me up like very few books do.

The new additions are in green on the page.  Take a look, and let me know what’s missing …

Author: Boar's Head, Eastcheap

Hyperactive English Teacher and Tutor; Shakespeare-obsessed 'Villainous abominable misleader of youth'; 'old white-bearded Satan'; Friend of the Orangutan

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