Friday, October 07, 2005


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"The answers to last week's questions were fun to read, so I'm going to do the same thing this week, with a little spin on it. I want you to dig out a book that's in a hard-to-get-to spot, then answer the same questions about it."

Go get a book that is in the most inconvenient place in your home.

1. What corner of your house did you dig this book out of?
From the hall cupboard. The pile of books in the furthest corner behind another pile of books and a collection of pressies for various people. It was the top book though! I thought of digging down for the bottom book but that would have involved emptying half the cupboard and that was just TOO inconvenient!

2. What are the book's title and author?
The Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderer's Story by Jan Messent.

3. Turn to page 127. Locate the third paragraph, first sentence. Type that sentence here:
It's only 112 pages long! So here's the same from page 27. "A silver penny from the reign of King Aethelred, father of Edward the Confessor, showing the typically straight forehead and nose which was considered to be a necessary attribute in the depiction of kings on coinage."

4. Does the sentence make sense out of context?
Maybe, but it's actually describing an illustration (it's a very visual book), so it really goes with the picture.

5. Seeing it sitting here by itself, out of the book, is it funny? Sad? Strange? Does it make you want to explore its source?
It's quite interesting. I'd noticed that straight forehead/nose thing before but not paid a lot of attention to it. I didn't realise it was a king-specific thing and not just the style of drawing of the day. It doesn't make me want to read more though. I was hoping for some fantastic embroidery fact when I saw what the book was!

6. Are you currently reading this book? Why?
Not, I'm not. I bought it quite a while ago when I did an embroidery class, but I never did all my homework and read it properly. It's a great book though!

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