Paul and I were poking around a tiny hamlet called Hinton Ampner. We saw an ancient Saxon church and in front was a small box of old books for 50p a piece. I made a mental note to check them on the way out. We walked inside, looked at the sad relics and plaques, and then made our way out again.
I paused at the box of books and my eyes went directly to a most amazing sight: Destiny by Sally Beauman! Furthermore it was an edition I had never even seen before. I was stunned. I left with it in my purse feeling like there really is a small transparent thread of destiny in the world and sometimes you run across it like a spider web across your face.
I love this book so much. I will buy any edition of this book in any condition, and so far, I’ve been very lucky. I’ve found it twice in two months, and both books are in good condition. Happy happy joy joy.