Nutkin, my squirrel letter rack or 'to do' list holder which has come all the way from Australia (thankyou, Kirsty), is shown here with two Persephone bookmarks for books which will be out next month - one of them is Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple!
I don't know whether Alan Bennett is a fan of Mrs. Whipple's - I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is - but this morning I've been reading his recent article on libraries which is very much worth a look if you have a few minutes to spare. The bit about Cecil Woodham-Smith tickled me particularly.
From libraries to lists of books, and you may be interested to see the top 100 titles nominated for next year's World Book Night; I'm pleased that one of my absolute favourites is right up there. Nominations aren't closed, though, and if you click here you can see the interactive list and follow the link to suggest your own favourites.