Reader I am reading, I started with a frayed Wartime Services Edition of ‘sweet Thames run softly’ by artist and author Robert Gibbing, it called to mind my childhood. So did my next book a 1948 book titled ‘Worzel Gummidge Again’, by Barbara Euphan Todd. Then out of my collection of books came a faded 1943 copy of ‘The Book of Small’ by Emily Carr. I like to research the life of the authors that I read. Emily Carrs paintings where a revelation to me. Her subjects, use of colour, and style just explode with life. And to think that I was going to send these books unread to a charity shop !