It is traditional to give leaving workers a print of the college that we work in, but lacking wallspace for pictures (all taken up with bookshelves) I asked if I could have a couple of books from my Wishlist instead. My colleagues kindly gave me the four lovely volumes below - they are what I would describe as keeping-books - not books which I shall read avidly and shelve, but ones which are to be pulled off the shelf for browsing at intervals, and which have lovely pictures.
London transport posters - I have had this title on loan from the college since we purchased it shortly after I saw the exhibition on which it was based.
Nigella Christmas - I often bake things for work, and was keen to have this Christmas book to accompany my copy of How to be a domestic goddess.
700 Penguins - this is a book of 700 different Penguin covers - wonderful for flicking through and seeing the history of Penguin
Penguin by design - this puts 700 Penguins in context and is another book that I have been coveting for years.
Aren't I lucky?!
Sylvia Townsend Warner - Short Stories
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