Another New Bookmark

Today was my day off and we went out for the day at Harvington Hall.

We haven’t been to Harvington Hall in a few years so it was nice to visit it again and on such a beautiful day. Harvington Hall is a moated manor with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings. Many of the priest hides were designed by Saint Nicholas Owen who was a Jesuit lay brother during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and James I, he was eventually captured and tortured to death in the Tower of London. He was canonised by the Catholic church in 1970.

My favourite part of the house is the chapel. I love the wall paintings in there and found it interesting that it was a symbol closely associated with Catherine of Aragon. This currently links in really well with the book I am reading about Henry VIII and his wives.

After going around the hall and garden and having a lovely lunch we went into the gift shop and I found a very cute bookmark of a wooden donkey.

I just couldn’t resist and had to buy it. I am also quite worried that I am getting a slight bookmark addiction as this is the second bookmark this month! But if they are cute who is complaining?

So here are a few snaps of the Hall and of the cute bookmark. I finished the day by having a nice read in my reading den. The perfect day!

 

p.s we also met a very nice cat!

Lady Book Dragon.

New Bookmark Update

I thought I would give a quick update on the new bookmark I got at Waterstones the other day. I must admit I find it very funny and it works very well with my current read The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. 

All I need now is a name for my cow bookmark, any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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I also love the fact that the cow has glasses!

All in all great fun and I will be using it regularly but perhaps not when taking the book out of the house because I think it will get in the way when in my handbag.

Sadly there is not a cow bookmark on the Waterstones website but they do have a Jaguar one just click on the link below and you will go to the relevent page on Waterstones:-

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Also a quick update on my new reading den. I enjoyed a lovely half hour today curled up in the conservatory reading. It is so nice to enjoy reading using natural light.

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I would love to hear what your favourite reading places are, please drop me a comment.

Happy reading!

Lady Book Dragon