Daily Bookshot: He who hesitates…

He who hesitates…, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock.

..is not always lost (thank heavens)!

Yesterday I spied a decent 2nd-hand copy of Virginia’s Woolf’s ‘To the Lighthouse’ at a local bookshop, but for whatever reason I didn’t pick it up. With regret coursing through me for the whole of the evening (I was really getting on my wife’s nerves :o)), I resolved to nip back and pick it up today. Thankfully the book was still there!

Every time I think of Woolf’s ‘To the Lighthouse’ I think of that iconic shot (or series of shots) taken by French photographer Jean Guichard, of the lighthouse keeper about to be hit by a huge wave (he wasn’t). So I thought I’d attempt to squeeze that image into the shot as well.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


  1. I’m glad it was still there when you went back! Aren’t the Everyman editions lovely? They’ve been publishing for a long, long time, too; I’ve got Everymans – Everymen? – from the early, middle, and late twentieth century, as well as a couple from the early twenty-first century. I like their vintage stuff best, but the newer publications are also very nice.

  2. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    Memory, I’m crediting you as being my lucky ‘rabbit’s foot’ in getting this book, so thanks for your support. As my first Everyman’s Library Edition I’ve got to shout out a big resounding YES in reply to your question. They’re exquisite, and this definitely won’t be my last Everyman. Looks like I may start being a collector too, especially when they have Chekhov and Tolstoy on their list…scrummy!!

  3. That exact Everyman’s edition of To the Lighthouse was the one I’ve been spying for quite some time where we used to live. Sadly, I never got around to purchasing it before we moved out of the neighbourhood. 🙁 But yes, I love Everyman books. All my copies are from used bookstores, and still in excellent condition. 😀

  4. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    You’re not helping Claire. You’re only making me yearn ‘Everymans’ even more. Seriously though thanks for confirming their quality and worth