23 Sep 2006 • 1,230 views
"THE BOYS BOOK OF THINGS TO DO" sounds like the perfect existential title for this entire collection of daily self portraits.
"If you have ever climbed out of bed during the holidays wondering what on earth to do with yourself, or started a job and not known how to finish it properly, then this is the book for you." Published in 1960, the year I was born, and edited by David Shaw. The Boys Book of Things To Do "is a real boy's book - a book for every boy who likes to do, make and mend things for himself. .....Here are constructive ideas by the score for good weather and bad, no matter whether you live in town or country, house or flat. ......Things to Do is divided into four sections: Carpentry and Model-making, Repairs and jobs in the home, Things to do in the open air, and Handicrafts for boys."