Well, this one was a surprise. I’d completely forgotten I had this one. The only reason I did have it was because some months ago I had to mooch an extra book with one I was wanting for the sender to post it overseas, when it arrived it went straight back on bookmooch, on the shelves, and that, was that.
Then, over the weekend I was sorting out some more books to list, and ‘discovered’ this one again, thinking it’d work perfectly for the RIP IV challenges I decided to give it ago, and I’m pleased I did, because it was a delightful book.
Featuring just three short stories involving “graven images”, it’s a extremely quick but worthwhile read.
The Binnacle Boy: The only ‘survivor’ from a ship whose crew all died in mysterious circumstances in placed in the town square upon the ship’s return. What secrets will the townsfolk whisper in it’s ear?
Saint Crispin’s Follower: Is a more comical tale, following a young shoemaker’s apprentice, who interprets the movements of the broken weathervane on the roof of where he works, as guidance in love, from his patron saint.
The Man of Influence: A talented but desperate sculpture, receives a commission from a highly unlikely source, something about the job makes the sculptor uncomfortable. What dark secrets will the statue reveal?
A wonderful little find on the bookshelves.