I'm reading these short stories by Osamu Dazai and particularly like On Love and Beauty and Lanterns of Romance. I suppose because I'm feeling a bit bereft this Christmas and there is a wonderfully eccentric family in these two stories.
I'm also reading all our old Christmas story books.
I love this one by Jan Pienkowski which uses the traditional words from the King James Bible coupled with brilliant pictures.
I live in Ballarat, an old goldfields town, in the central west of Victoria, but southerly in relation to the world. I love Chinese architecture, the post-goldfields towns and countryside of central Victoria, and I love the practice and the art of history. This year I'm beginning a research project on Ballarat in the 1870s.