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Library Finds: A Childhood Treasure | MAMANUSHKA
‘Sayings of the Prophet Mohammed’ As a child, do you remember having a place in your home which you loved the most? Some little corner where you could snuggle and escape into? I definitely did and todays library find comes from there! This is my parents library. As lifelong bibliophiles, there has always been a room in their home devoted to the books they collect and cherish. To this day, I still find it a place of great serenity and contentment as the books greet me like old friends whenever I enter. I can spend hours perusing the shelves for new additions and rediscovering past favourites. During my recent trip home, I found this gem tucked between some cookbooks – clearly misfiled by some absent-minded reader. Immediately transported to my childhood, I held it in my hands and slowly turned the pages. For the first time, I noticed how thick the pages are and the fact that they are only printed on the right hand side. The floral illustrations still appealing and vibrant. A pleasure to hold and, I remember, a pleasure to read. All fifty sayings carefully chosen and considerately translated. As I continued skimming through, this paper dropped …