in the heather bright

A library, illustrated.

“in spite of a persistent fiction, we never write on a blank page, but always on one that has already been written on.”

Michel de Certeau, The practice of Everyday Life (University of California Press, 2011[1980]).
Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called "Sappho"), National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

“in spite of a persistent fiction, we never write on a blank page, but always on one that has already been written on.”

Michel de Certeau, The practice of Everyday Life (University of California Press, 2011[1980]).

Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called "Sappho"), National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

All bawling and screaming at him, ‘Look a-head, only look-ahead’.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).
Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

Now don’t poke that poor crab about, Tom.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

Now don’t poke that poor crab about, Tom.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid.
Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

He gave three skips out of the water, a yard high, and head over heels.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

He gave three skips out of the water, a yard high, and head over heels.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).


…and a very distinguished lobster he was…

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

…and a very distinguished lobster he was…

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).


They all toddled about with long straws sticking out behind.

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).

Clear and cool, clear and cool,
By laughing shallow and dreaming pool,

Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, illustrated by A. E. Jackson (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege OUP, 1956 [1863]).