It’s coming up to holiday time (and I haven’t updated this thing in ages!). I ended up falling into a second-hand bookstore on Friday, both to pick up a secret Santa present and also to see what else caught my eye. I came across a copy of The Cloudspotter’s Guide, which seemed suitably whimsical for a present (while also being somewhat interesting), and completely separately, a copy of the selected works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

It wasn’t until later that I realised the two were inextricably linked: