callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Found in Books 1. A Grace James Connection

On Cornflower Books recently there was a link to this site: Forgotten Bookmarks. The writer of Forgotten Bookmarks has the advantage of being a dealer who acquires hundreds of books. I don’t buy so many but even so have amassed a small collection of items people have left behind in books. Now I'm going to start sharing them.

I was particularly pleased with this postcard, which was inside one of the John & Mary books by Grace James. It’s dated 1947 and is postmarked Newbury, near to where the fictional John & Mary lived. As if that weren’t enough, it’s addressed to ‘Master John’.

Turn it over and you have a Mabel Lucy Attwell picture. This was obviously carefully chosen, as the writer of the card hopes ‘the onion seed’ will grow for John. What a fascinating glimpse into someone’s life. I do hope John enjoyed the book.
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