This week I made a trip to Half-Price Books and found another book to add to my Penguin Popular Classics collection. I now have more than 70 titles in this imprint from the UK which is no longer in print. I do not see them very often as they were not sold in the US. However, they were popular purchases in airports and hotels when people would travel so they do end up in used book stores here.
Of course many other memories of classes with Mrs. McQuade along with speech competitions, plays and musicals came flooding back.
I also have copies of Hard Times, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities.
I do have all of the works of Charles Dickens, including the complete set of The Oxford Illustrated Dickens. I even have the box for the set. I picked the set up at Steele’s Used Books in Kansas City years ago.
At the same time I picked up a little known work of Charles Dickens. This is a first edition of The Life of Our Lord which wasn’t published until 1934.
Now back to my memories.