Every Picture Tells a Story. There’s not been a lot to smile at in the news this week, so I hope this picture lifts the mood a bit. Last year I bought a book in a charity shop. Titled The English Counties, it was first published in 1949. In its own right it’s an interesting book with a short chapter on each of the English counties. It’s an interesting snapshot of the country just after the second world war, although it does tend to focus on the countryside and the more picturesque towns and cities. I didn’t really buy it for the contents though, and I must admit I haven’t read it. What most intrigued me was the book plate pasted inside the front cover.
My imagination runs riot every time I take a look at this. Who was Miss Miller? Why did the pigeon need rescuing? What was so courageous about the rescue? I suppose I’ll never know the real story, but imagining what happened is more fun than knowing the truth.
What do you think happened?