Our books, our dreams and memories have been sat in corridors and under beds for too long and we are now dusting them off, sneezing our way through the best and worst of them. We wonder why we have carted crap from house A to house B. They go in the for sale, swap or fling at tourists piles. The latter grows quickly as we envisage our plans for new front herb garden with a giant catapult we can aim at rambling tourists who say such words as, 'quaint', 'look at that view, I bet you never look at it' and, 'it simply must be chuffing great to live here'. We have gone through around a third of our books with this thought in our minds and we have others glowering at us from beneath our bed.
Books burn. Not in the sense of Ray Bradbury's novel or even the 1930s bake outs in Berlin. They burn with ideas. You can dip into them. You can make dream a reality. You can make a nightmare fade away in the lines of a poem. You can curl up in a book by a good fire and burn bright with ideas and dreams. Here you will find the forgotten words of long gone writers, poets and thinkers, ideas that are old fashioned, tips that we should all live our gardening lives by. We found our Dig for Victory dream in Mr Middleton. We found our unusual vegetables in the pages of Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.
Bring books into your life, become a reader, join the imaginative, fun and liberating side. Challenge your ideas, your ideals and beliefs. If you don't like them, at least you can tell people who visit they are cheap insulation.