To the library!

Changing Paths challenge 18 — throwback Thursday.

This was my local library when I was a kid. It’s where I discovered Greek mythology, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Mary Stewart’s Arthurian trilogy, Robin Hood, Roger Lancelyn-Green, Geoffrey Trease, Henry Treece, and many more. I was introduced to Cynthia Harnett by a teacher at school but I am sure I borrowed some of her books from this library. I first learned about heraldry from Cynthia Harnett too.

I also found out about the history of Kurdistan and the sad schooldays of the real Christopher Robin from the history and biography sections. We used to go there on the bus. The buses in Southampton were red back then. We liked to sit on the front seat of the top deck. I’ve just remembered that people were allowed to smoke on the upper deck of buses in the 1970s, ugh.

Anyway if I hadn’t had access to all these books about mythology and King Arthur and Robin Hood, I might not have become a Pagan, and my life would’ve been very different. The book that I count as the one that made me realize I’m Pagan is Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling, but I’m sure all the mythology and other stories helped too.

Vintage photo of Portswood Library

I was stoked to see that Portswood Library is still open.

Recent photo of Portswood Library

Photo of me aged 7

Changing Paths is published by 1000Volt Press and is available from all the usual online stores. Ask your local bookseller or library to stock it!

The goal of the book is to help you decide your own path by guiding you through the perils and pitfalls of the terrain, and asking questions to help you deepen your understanding of the reasons for your desire to change paths.

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