secondhand book

I bought this from the bookshop at Oxburgh
Hall in Norfolk on a bright and breezy summers day in July but didn’t read it until December. It’s an incredible book, one wonders what Hardy must have gone through writing it and then the reaction afterwards.

The glueing on my copy has gone now and the pages are starting to loosen and fall. I don’t want to throw it in the recycling and i’m wondering if I can use it for something else. But to try and do the words justice is a difficult thing….