A History Of The English Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill
Volume 1: The Birth Of Britain
Cassell and Company Limited, 37/38 St. Andrew’s Hill, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4.
Published in 1956.
Bought in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago, and then placed in the freezer.
I know it might sound silly, but why did you put it in the freezer? Does it kill paper bugs?
To be honest, I don’t know if it kills them or not, but I’ve been doing it since I was a student. I think it kills them and i tell Mr S it kills them. Amazingly, books come out dry. I do it with clothes that can’t be washed, too. I do it with everything that can’t be washed at a high temperature.
Do you have children, Alison?! 😆😂
Yes, and they are worse than me for bringing dirty old rubbish into the house. Interestly, though, they are rarely ill. My daughter has only ever had one day off school and she is 15. So a good thing about dragging home buglife, is your children have good immune systems. It’s Mr S that’s the problem, and probably with good cause. He has been witness to my bringing home infestations of various kinds. And some of his best clothes/books have been ruined as a consequence. In the case of this particular book I could actually see the bugs. I once got a sofa off a skip that was riddled and he has never forgiven me.
If it was up to me I’d let them feast on my work. I like that idea.