I seem to have a little bit of a Deco problem which I thought you could help me with. My lovely husband bought me a ruby Deco for Christmas last year, and I use it as a Book-o-fax. I do read a lot of books, about 40 a year, and after each one I write my reviews for my blog and keep them in my Ruby Deco to look back on.
Earlier this year when I saw the Ebony Deco on sale at half price lovely hubby encouraged me to buy it as Book-o-fax Volume 2. I then had a bad day at work and discovered that Conduit Street had the Ivory Deco on sale... an email and phone call later and it was winging its way to me as Volume 3. It doesn’t stop there, I’m ashamed to say.
Lovely Hubby took me for a day out in London for my birthday couple of weeks ago and we visited Conduit Street where the Amethyst Deco was on sale... I now have Volume 4. It’s a good job they only made four colours.
GreatAgatha Christie Challenge.
I have decided that one of my Decos should become my Agatha-Christie-o-fax, just for recording my challenge. It may morph into a Golden-Age-Of-English-Crime-Writing-o-Fax (natty title!) as I am also reading a lot of other crime fiction from that era.
So, this is where I need the help of the great Philofaxy community, which colour should be my Agatha-Christie-o-fax?
- The Ruby – Deep red, reminiscent of the pool of blood left on the vicar’s desk after Colonel Prothero was shot in the vicarage study (Read The Murder at the Vicarage).
- The Ebony – Deep black, reminiscent of the darker side of the Human soul which leads to murder, and of the shadow of darkness used to cover the bungled shooting of Leticia Blacklock (Read A Murder Is Announced).
- The Ivory – Truly deco in colour, and reminiscent of the famous missing pearl necklace clue in Death on the Nile.
- The Amethyst – Poisonous purple, reminiscent of the poisons used by subtle and patient perpetrators of that most awful of crimes, and used against Mrs Inglethorpe of Styles (Read The Mysterious Affair at Styles).