Congratulations to Marci and DolleyGurl they are the offical winners of the Mistress of Rome giveaway! I hope you enjoy the read I really want to read this one and will get it, I hope sometime soon.
In the mean time there still is time to enter for you chance to win a copy of Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell. One of the group members has seen the final book and it is to die for beautiful.
Lost Books "Love" by Shelia Pickles
This lovely book I just happened to pick up at Goodwill for 2.99$ and I must say it is by far one of the most unique books I have ever held in my hands. One of the reasons it is unique is that it is a “scented” book. Kind of like "scratch and sniff" stickers but no scratching necessary here. First time I opened it in the store I was bombarded by the fragrance of roses. Pleasurable as it was I was kind of surprised that a book that was printed in 1988 would still smell so strongly of roses. Another unique aspect of this book is that an editor named Shelia Pickles who cross the boundaries of editorial duties into the author field writes it. Bravo Shelia your work is very pleasing and has become a treasured addition to my library.
I just had to scan this page of the book for the readers to see with their own eyes how beautiful this book genuinely is. Classical verse and prose at its best combined with the finest art works of history. With excerpts from Dickens, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Marlowe, Browning, Dante, Jane Austen, John Donne, Emily Dickenson, Cristina Georgina Rossetti, Louise May Alcott, Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Eyre, and there are so many more I did not mention. It is the heavy hitters of literature.
All of the classical works of art are well known works that are dynamic and awh inspiring. I even spotted quite a few Pre-Raphaelites. I knew I found a real treasure when the first work in the book is by far one of my favorites, John William Waterhouse, The Soul of the Rose, 1908. Oil on canvas. London, Pre-Raphaelite. I think that there are many of you out there that would really enjoy this book and I added the Amazon link below because you can get a used one for a penny. I got lucky in that my copy is the collectible one with a book jacket.