Four books for £1.40...bargain!
I'm particularly chuffed with the book second from the top.
It's called A Curious Life For A Lady by Pat Barr and it's the story of Isabella Bird.
Isabella was a pioneering traveller in the late nineteenth century who suddenly, in mid-life, abandoned a safe, staid comfortable middle-class Victorian life to go travelling the world.
I heard an episode of Radio 4's Great Lives about her last year and was completed fascinated.
Then at Christmas, my Dad got a beautiful book about the history of exploration. There were a couple of references to Isabella, but not a huge amount.
I kind of put Isabella out of my head till this lunchtime. I was browsing the books in the Banbury branch of the Katherine House Hospice shop. I'd picked up the Good Housekeeping book (you can't beat Good Housekeeping) and was looking for three more to make the most of the offer.
The title A Curious Life For A Lady caught my eye and then when I picked it up...ta dah!
Love it when things like that happen like that!