Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Question of the Week


In Tulips For Augusta our heroine has some long nights at her great-aunt's bedside when the old lady suffers a spot of angina. Luckily, Tante Marijna has a night table stocked with books. And they are The Bible (the only time The Great Neels mentions such?) and the works of Jacob Cats, Pieter de Vries and Joost van den Vondel. I know, I know, you're rushing off to order them on Amazon too.

It's a lot of 17th Century Dutch poetry and Augusta deserves a medal for staying awake through the night with just those companions (which I am willing to admit might be delightful in your native tongue and during the daytime).

My question is: What's on your nightstand?