a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
How did I know they'd be in alphabetical order?
only -ish ... and I'm the daughter of a librarian!
Oooo. Are you? Which library? Middlesborough Library had a 'cameo part' in my Nano novel. (Basically because it's a nicer building than Scarborough's.)
He was at Hertford and East Barnet, then Letchworth ~1954-1974. My MA tutor Linda Polley wrote an article on Middlesbrough library, if I remember rightly.
I was still a 'northerner' at that stage. Didn't get anywhere near until 1979 - and then it was only Wellingborough! Oh well. It's not THAT small a world then. OK - so 1956-8 I was in Chelmsford. But I wasn't visiting libraries then.
I moved from Essex to Hertfordshire in 1953, then north to Teesside in 1974, have been a 'northerner' ever since.