Thursday, 22 May 2008

Where do books hide???

I have been looking all over the house for Fears of Henry IV because I wanted to refer to it, and possibly even write a review. Can I find it? No. It has mysteriously vanished into thin air. Now, I must admit, Chrissie and I do have rather a lot of books. Apart from novels, mainly historical, there's tons of stuff on railways, tramways, cricket, greyhounds, gardening, cooking, crafts of one type or another, local history, medieval history, and so on and so forth. But surely, given that the house is of fairly limited size, I should be able to trace a book that is a decent-sized tome, no mere pamphlet?

It's a mystery! Perhaps some spirit or fairy has hidden it away, just to wind me up. On past form I shall find it in about three months, and it will be in a dead obvious place, where I have already looked about twenty times.


Susan Higginbotham said...

This happens a great deal in my house. I've long ago concluded that the missing books are out mating with other books, because I keep getting more and more of 'em.

Lady D. said...

I sooooo know what you mean. I'm always 'losing' books I need for research and sometimes spend days combing the bookshelves until I think I've imagined having the book in the first place!

I think they escape from the house and do naughty things when you're not looking ;-)