Saturday, 3 December 2011

Things found in books and a lovely new picture book

Christmas card
Verse reads;
This cat is as lucky as he is black, good luck should follow upon his track.
Sent to Auntie, Uncle and Babs - wishing you all a happy Xmas from Kath.

Found in Chums of St. Olaf's and other stories of school life and adventure; published in 1935.

If you enjoy finding things in books a visit to Forgotten Bookmarks is a must.

Another blog well worth visiting is Carry Us Off Books where Claudine shares some lovely news: CarryUsOff's first picture book has just been released. MY CLEAREST ME is about a shy & quiet boy searching for his clearest voice in this seemingly loud world.


  1. Such a sweet find. I love these little thoughtful ones you find, signed with love.

  2. barbaraannefisher3 December 2011 at 16:41

    Hello Donna,
    I hoped you would call in and see this one as I was sure you would like it.
    I would love to keep this card to add to my collection (more about that soon) but feel it should stay with the book it was found in – so if someone buys Chums of St. Olaf's they will get an extra surprise.

  3. I didn't know that black cats were thought to be lucky by some until I read Blitzcat by Robert Westall. This was a very nice find for you, thanks for sharing it.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing our great news on My Clearest Me, Barbara!

    I also love the part of the verse on the card 'as lucky as he is black...' ~ it's funny and so delightful!

  5. barbaraannefisher5 December 2011 at 12:29

    You are very welcome. It looks such a lovely book I'm sure it will do well.

  6. barbaraannefisher5 December 2011 at 15:25

    Hello Alex
    My mum believed in many ‘old wives tales’ or superstitions and insisted if a black cat crossed your path bad luck would befall you. I think there was a way of reversing the ‘curse’ – something like walk backwards, cross your fingers, count to thirteen and chant a line from the Lords Prayer. I read and enjoyed Blitzcat after reading a review - probably on your blog - can't quite remember but I think that's where it was.


I really appreciate your comment. Thank you!
Barbara xx

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