B.R. Wombat has a question for us, and I hope that someone - perhaps the librarians amongst us - will know the answer: which firm bound library books in the manner of Wolf Solent, above, and why did the practice of rebinding books in this way stop?
On the subject of the book itself, any Powys fans here? I haven't read him, but given what Margaret Drabble says about him (and especially about Wolf Solent) in this article, I'd certainly give him a try.
To other matters, and I can't let today go by without mentioning Alice Munro and her Nobel Prize for Literature.
I wrote about her collection Runaway a while ago, and as will be evident from that post and so many other reviews and commentaries, it's no wonder the Swedish Academy has dubbed her "master of the contemporary short story".