Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Transit of Venus

One of the loveliest books this bookworm of a Bookshop Doe has read lately. 

A tender morsel:

When she got up she held aside the curtain, and looked at the street and the harbour. She thought how she has been a child beside the sea, and then a woman in high rooms like rooms in dreams, and tangled gardens. She thought of continents and cities, men and women, words. The beloved. Josie's child. As if she listed every graceful moment of her life, to offer in extenuation. 
--Shirley Hazzard

Pick up a volume of limpid prose at Books Actually today. 

What have you read and loved most recently? 

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