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Dawn of a dream

Wordy Wednesday Post.

The day in 1963 when I skipped home with this shiny new book I declared I would one day have a room full of books just like the picture on the dust cover ... you saw that room last Wednesday. Did any of your books spark a dream?

Proverbs 4:18 (New International Version)
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.


  1. In about 1966, I became enamoured of an American GP working with the people of Laos & Cambodia. I bought each and every on his books that I could ... but the dream turned to dust when I realised he had died of cancer in early '63, and was a homosexual used by the CIA to infiltrate the area ... not the influence you were thinking of. The name of the GP was Thomas A. Dooley. The book was 'The Night they burned the Mountain'. It is on my shelf to this day.

    I am most impressed that you still have this childhood book. I love the artwork of Ardizzone. Some of the works I am collecting for Alannah shows off Ardizzone's work.

  2. That's a bummer the dream turning to dust. You were much more sophisticated in your reading than me as you will discover as we go through this series.

    As for being impressed with me still having a childhood book ... wait for next week.

  3. i would have to say that my dreams
    were birthed with black beauty and
    little women.

    not very sophisticated but just as

  4. I guess the whole "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder was my inspiration. Imagine my surprise when a couple of years ago I found out that she was in her sixties when she wrote these books. There is hope for me yet!! Carla

  5. Lea, would you believe I have never read Black Beauty, perhaps that is something I should correct.

    Carla, I never read the "Little House" books but loved the TV show. I recently heard a radio interview of another highly successful writer who began at 60. I'd better get a wriggle on however if I want to join them in success. Julie has already tipped 60 and is well on the way to being a writing sensation ... her writing is exquisite.

  6. such dreams always from books//how i relish the feel of this image JE

  7. *sweet* ...

    I read BB when I was about 12 .. sobbed for days ... poor horse when it was whipped for breaking down ...


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