I love this article I stumbled across in one of our old Girls' Own Annuals in the bookshop today. It's from 1930, and is called 'Are Your Books Real Friends?' by Winifred S. Telford. It contains such gems as: 'If you are already a book-lover, you will not need any urging to get intimate with your books. Put aside a special place for your book friends and do not place a single volume there until you feel real delight in its society; until you feel some real communion with its spirit, and have gained something from its pages that has helped you to a happier, nobler view of life.'
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