The Book Elves have always been a little more “literal” than is good for them, but they usually (well, sometimes) manage to get to the edge of the cliff without falling over, so I didn’t think too much of it when they said they were going to build an historical snow scene in the front yard. I didn’t even give it much thought when they announced the theme would be ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’.
So I suppose it’s all my fault, really.
I prefer to think of what happened as a case of “over-exuberance” (though the District Attorney insisted on calling it “reckless endangerment”). After all, they only “borrowed” those two howitzers from the local National Guard Armory, and the ensuing re-creation of the final charge was certainly dramatic, even if a few snow soldiers did end up on the neighbor’s roof. Of course the whole affair attracted the attention of a certain amount of press, not to mention an array of Federal and State authorities...
But before they spent three days explaining themselves to some not-very-amused FBI agents, the Book Elves finished our “Winter” catalog-
RECENT ACQUISITIONS ON ANTIQUES & THE ARTS- WINTER, 2008 features more than 300 books on furniture, folk art, silver, ceramics, glass, textiles, painting, prints, and much more, with a special section on Maritime Arts, and much material from the reference library of a noted New England
The catalog is posted online, or we also have printed copies available. Please send us your address if you would like a free copy.