Interestingly, whenever I share pictures of our library here on my blog the comments roll in thick and fast, therefore I have to assume that the majority of you aren’t thinking, “Oh no, not another book post” as one reader informed me, “I flick through your book posts, I’m not interested.”
Recently Jeanne begged and begged for close up pictures of my bookshelves, so dedicating this post to Jeanne, my friend I assumed it was Australian books you wished to see. The following post is picture heavy so you just may want to click away if all things books send you to sleep.
Beginning on the bottom shelf of our Australian bookcase, history, art and nature; The Pictorial History of Australia set, Australian Pictorial History of the Catholic Church set, a few books on Flinders, Cook and Burke and Wills and Bligh, some Young Australian series, three Pownell books and Clark and Hooper, the Southern Cross series.
Illustrated Australian poetry, Australian paintings, Steve Parish books, birds, nature and gardening.
Second bottom shelf, poetry, nature and picture books; poetry and children’s nature picture books, including Tricia Ocktober and the Golden Press series
Muddle Headed Wombat books, Aboriginal tales, Dorothy Wall and shorter Colin Thiele titles,
aboriginal picture books including Percy Trezise, Possum Creek and more illustrated Australian poetry.
Third shelf up history, nature and literature; Seven Little Australians, Our Sunburnt Country and Australian in History series, Clune and Nuri Mass, Leach and other Australian nature titles,
our favourite nature author Leslie Rees, Golden Press nature series,
classic Australian authors, Muddle Headed Wombat, Fatty Finn, Blinky Bill, Poppy Trelor, Verity of Sydney Town, DH Gilmore
Fourth shelf up, history; living books for older readers and living textbooks,
yet more Australian living history, these appeal more to the middle reader, some treasures there
and yet more living history including Donkin, Clark, Gunn and Brimsmead
The second top shelf, more living history; begins with books for the older reader, Durack, Facey etc
some other favourites for the middle reader, Chadwick, French, Park and Saddle at Bontharambo, Donkin
a few lighter novels by Australian authors
Top shelf; Australian Geographic and gardening
bird books and bird call tape set
Poetry, and nature including a few CK Thompson
On the top of the bookcase; various light reading
Australian My Stories
set of classic Australian stories from my childhood, Chauncy, Bruce etc
Now on the two shelves that run above the bookcase, grouped by authors; Sally Carson nurse, Southall, Clark
Bush Boys, Wrigthson,
Alan Baille, O’Neill, Carr
Top shelf under the roof; Idriess, Brismead, Woodberry
Patchett and Mitchell
Ethel and Lillian Turner
Mary Grant Bruce
we’re only missing Son of Billabong, O’Harris,
Wright, Mattingly and Phipson
Are you still with me?
Are there any further requests or are you all booked out? 🙂
Thank you for allowing me to share some of our library with you.