believe that a baby gets his best physical food by sucking his thumb;
nor that a man gets his best moral food by sucking his soul,
and denying its dependence on God or other good things.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton in A Short History of England
I’m developing a mental and written list of specific authors and books to look for while we browse second-hand bookshops in Great Britain. I’m specifically looking for British or Continental authors whose works are hard to find or hard to fund (pay for) in America.
Here’s a start and I’d love reminders or suggestions from the audience!
Leslie Thomas (new travel writer I just discovered – oh my!)
George MacDonald (obscure works perhaps?)
It’s funny: when I take a trip, one of the overriding concerns is which book(s) to take along? Now I’m wondering which books will come home and will I find a treasure there?
Full of happiness doubled by wonder,