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When I was a child, my father would take us to the library - a big black building - every fortnight to change our books and he would never let me borrow the same book twice. The book I loved was about cats being born on a boat. I loved that book but he was a fan of borrowing not owning books. My kids had heaps of books - they got to read their favourites over and over.

from Etsy

Vintage 1921 Childrens Print By Honor C Appleton- Little Girl Lying On Floor Reading Surrounded By Books. Ideal For Framing

My Books, 1919, by Honor C APPLETON (Artist. UK, 1879-1951). From Blackie's Children's Annual, 1921 ed.

Charles Edward Hallé (British, 1846-1914) - "In Fairy Land" ["... The present picture shows a rather 'aesthetically' clad little girl seated on a set of library steps. On her knees is a copy of 'In Fairy Land' (1870), a collaboration between William Allingham, who wrote the verses, and Hallé's old friend Richard Doyle, who was responsible for the illustrations..."]

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24 Photos Of Famous Authors When They Were Coming Of Age

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