Something Old

[reblogged from Spare Ammo]


Ah, books and what is better than a new book? Old remembered books with dust jackets. I just spent more than I should have but look at these covers! Look at the dresses. My favorite is the bias-cut beauty in Today Is Yours.

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 Loring started writing at the age of 50 in 1914 and when she died in 1951 she had published 30 books and sold more than a million copies. After her death her sons discovered a large amount of unfinished material and has 20 more books ghost written under her name.

The language, mannerisms, styles, and lifestyles of the era(s) described in her books give a good idea not only of life at the time but what was being published as women’s fiction. Two of my new old books have men in uniform on the covers, I remember she wrote books about life in WWII and I believe her earliest books had a hero or two that had served in WWI, I think.

I’m looking forward to drooling over the covers and then doing a little time travelling before I set them up on a high (cats!), freshly dusted shelf.