Friday, 2 September 2011

and a chaise longue

Our new house started to feel like home as soon as we unpacked the boxes of books. They are in no particular order, and we already need more book space.

'Thus: of windows, there were two. Both of them faced south, and were high off the floor... Between the two windows was a fourth shelf - the shelf for English and French books. Against the left-hand window was an office-type desk, flanked by a small table for the portable typewriter on one side, and on the other by a fifth bookshelf, this one for Italian literature, classic and modern, and for translations: mainly from Russian - Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekov. On the floor, a large Persian carpet, and at the centre of the room, which was long but rather narrow, three armchairs and a chaise longue to stretch out on while reading.'The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Giorgio Bassani

Hope you get a moment to laze and read this weekend.


  1. That's what my weekend will mostly be: making as much as possible of the last of the summer holidays! And I just started Cold Comfort Farm again - perfect.

  2. I wish our house was ready to sort out the books :(

  3. Tonia Ooh I keep meaning to re read that. Enjoy your weekend.
    Verity One day they will & how very glorious it will be. How did your swim go?


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