Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | Beach Watch – Charlotte McCormac

Beach Watch – Charlotte McCormac

SLIPPING THE SHELVES Skim shelves of old typography, letters that have faded into age. Some in their ninth life, pawed at so many times. New pairs of eyes. Many were packaged in cereal boxes, snapped open by children at breakfast. The faint smell of cornflakes still lingers on the musty pages of yellow, placed alphabetically: Beckett, Blyton, Brontë. On plywood shelves, they mingle: Famous Five and Malory Towers girls, waiting to be plucked like butter-cups. But as fingertips brush worn...

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