A Pop Quiz for Loyal Readers (In All Senses of the Word)
Posted 28 May 2008 in Books by Catriona
Where do most people keep their copies of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf?
Because I’ve completely lost track of mine, and I wanted to blog about it.
It’s not where I suspected it would be—which was, logically enough, under a pile of P. D. James novels that I’ll never read again because Adam Dalgleish induces near-homicidal levels of frustration in me.
And I’ve pulled books off all available shelves—finding, in the process, forgotten novels by Mark Rutherford, Victoria Glendenning, and Anthony Trollope, and my copy of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood—and I still haven’t found it.
So I’m stumped.
First person to make a suggestion that leads to that elusive book wins my trademark prize: a shiny but completely invisible and intangible trophy.