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Tattered but still lovely

We treasure old and sometimes obscure literature. We find that the language is rich, and the points of view are quirky and still entertaining.

I've pencilled a dashed line somewhere in the 1950s to separate 'old' and 'modern.' We'll list some of our favorite authors here as we move forward.

We grab up the old hardbacks at thrift stores and yard sales. The ones most people are willing to dispose of for 25 cents, because their value is hidden.

Non-fiction too. I've collected turn of the century medical tracts and manners manuals for the fun of hearing what was preached back then.

Total members: 211 members

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Tags: pre-1950 (1), motoring romance (1), Ruritanian (1), TBSL (1), old books (1), (show all)vintage books (1)

Administrators: 2wonderY (creator)

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Where in the world are you reading? (2) 271alco261, June 14ignore
the chit-chat corner 102fuzzi, June 3ignore
What did your grandma (or grandpa) read? 10fuzzi, June 2ignore
Cover images - the birds, the bees, the animals and trees 12MrsLee, May 30ignore
Looking for certain types of books. 15-pilgrim-, May 30ignore
The childrens bookshelves 58fuzzi, May 26ignore
Ruth's reading notes resumed 922wonderY, May 24ignore
offering extra copies 2012wonderY, May 24ignore
extravagant bindings 129aviddiva, May 20ignore
Cover images - No Boys Allowed 20fuzzi, May 19ignore
TBSL Kindle/Ebooks - BARGAINS! 6fuzzi, May 8ignore
World War 2 stories 155Judith205, May 3ignore
What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon? (we'll keep an eye out for you) 942wonderY, February 4ignore
Roverandom 2MrsLee, January 18ignore
from under the tree 50fuzzi, January 2ignore
Tattered but Lovely reading threads/journals/blogs 47fuzzi, January 1ignore
Season's Reading 23fuzzi, December 2019ignore
the illustrators of Beatrix Potter stories 12MrsLee, December 2019ignore
TBSL mysteries? 15fuzzi, November 2019ignore
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2 105fuzzi, November 2019ignore
a personal introduction to our characters 142wonderY, September 2019ignore
The Bodleian Library Girls High Jinks collection 472wonderY, September 2019ignore
Our fascination with trainwrecks 30fuzzi, August 2019ignore
motoring romances 42MrsLee, August 2019ignore
Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar 13fuzzi, August 2019ignore
Still More Acquisitions - 2019 14fuzzi, August 2019ignore
Cover images - Silly and Odd 3MissWatson, May 2019ignore
Cover images - landscapes and places 22wonderY, May 2019ignore
Cover images - Where the boys are 72wonderY, May 2019ignore
lyrical first pages 15fuzzi, February 2019ignore
TBSL Sources 32wonderY, February 2019ignore
The Jungle Book(s) Illustrated 51fuzzi, November 2018ignore
The first novel you remember reading 65jnwelch, October 2018ignore
School Stories 15haydninvienna, September 2018ignore
Natural history 25fuzzi, August 2018ignore
Personal favorite book buying places 17gmathis, May 2018ignore
Cover for Christmas Horse 30fuzzi, May 2018ignore
TBSL Picture Book Recommendations 31fuzzi, March 2018ignore
A Wrinkle in Time 18JerryMmm, March 2018ignore
Elizabeth Cadell being re-published in Kindle format 33MDGentleReader, March 2018ignore
More Acquisitions 219fuzzi, February 2018ignore
Avis romance, about 1924 4juniperSun, February 2018ignore
Louisa May Alcott 10.Monkey., February 2018ignore
Info about discovered authors 8MrsLee, February 2018ignore
contemporary books which respectfully nod back to our older favorites 24gmathis, February 2018ignore
TBSL films 10BonnieJune54, January 2018ignore
Classics TBR 43gmathis, January 2018ignore
Servants who matter 15Guanhumara, December 2017ignore
Thoughts on Reading Journals 92wonderY, November 2017ignore
SO off-topic, but I just wanted to share this somewhere 21MrsLee, October 2017ignore
Bobbsey Twins 3fuzzi, August 2017ignore
the illustrators of the "Just So Stories" 20fuzzi, August 2017ignore
Exceptional women of the 19th century 4daisy_may, August 2017ignore
Little House on the Prairie series 24fuzzi, July 2017ignore
MDGentleReader - off to a late start 39fuzzi, July 2017ignore
Ruth's reading notes 2132wonderY, June 2017ignore
A. A. Milne's house is for sale 2MarthaJeanne, March 2017ignore
Bryson's 1927 2MrsLee, February 2017ignore
The Weird Book Room 31MarthaJeanne, January 2017ignore
MDGentleReader - very grateful for a the start of a new year - 2016 105MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
D E Stevenson reprints & new titles by Greyladies 6fuzzi, December 2016ignore
Book covers, A Child's Garden of Verses 22fuzzi, December 2016ignore
50's and 60's Illustrations Style 15SylviaC, December 2016ignore
Prosperity and Commerce 10MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
TBSL wanted - looking for specific themes. 9MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
Working women in TBSL books 24Sakerfalcon, December 2016ignore
"Old" Books 11supersnake, November 2016ignore
Hope this is ok here! 1toast_and_tea, November 2016ignore
Temple Bailey 382wonderY, September 2016ignore
Georgette Heyer ebook sale. 1SylviaC, August 2016ignore
Keeping cool summer of 2016 5MDGentleReader, August 2016ignore
''It was 1948....it was a very good year.....'' 6thorold, July 2016ignore
Hi, I'm new - and an offer 8buriedinbooks, June 2016ignore
A narrow escape 7fuzzi, June 2016ignore
Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series 5harrygbutler, June 2016ignore
June 2016 HAUL (with a little TBSL and some vinyl) 2BonnieJune54, June 2016ignore
Old Story, New Illustrations 1MrsLee, June 2016ignore
old illustrations 19BonnieJune54, June 2016ignore
Where in the world are you reading? 463vpfluke, May 2016ignore
looking for new books :) 3hearthlit, May 2016ignore
Anyone Near Chicago? 2.Monkey., May 2016ignore
the group picture 51MrsLee, May 2016ignore
Favorite "New" TBSL Authors 44MDGentleReader, May 2016ignore
Any TBSLers Near Cleveland, Ohio? 4fuzzi, April 2016ignore
Sarah Orne Jewett 2Sakerfalcon, April 2016ignore
Beverly Cleary is Almost 100! 13hearthlit, April 2016ignore
MDGentleReader reads tattered, big, small, paperback, hardback, ebooks 2015 Chapter 1 160ronincats, March 2016ignore
endpapers 7harrygbutler, March 2016ignore
Maggie Vandewalle 5fuzzi, March 2016ignore
NYPL digital collection of posters advertising TBSL books 3fuzzi, March 2016ignore
Hannah & Cody's Adventures Part 1 16fuzzi, March 2016ignore
TBSL 3fuzzi, March 2016ignore
A wall of TBSL 15harrygbutler, February 2016ignore
Maxfield Parrish 29Diane-bpcb, February 2016ignore
TBSL Challenge in February 11fuzzi, January 2016ignore
staying warm, winter of 15-16 74MDGentleReader, January 2016ignore
LOTS OF PHOTOS! Hannah and Cody's TBSL Book Haul 1-17-15 19harrygbutler, January 2016ignore
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows 311guido47, January 2016ignore

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Created: Feb 23, 2012

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