I wonder whether any of you are familiar with Laurie Bestvater's Book of Centuries pictured above. It's a beautiful leather bound version of the museum notebook kept by Charlotte Mason's students, and described in detail in this PNEU article by Mrs Bernau.
Laurie wrote about her investigations into what this Book of Centuries might be used for in two blogposts on the CLUSA website -
The Book of Centuries Revisited - Part I
The Book of Centuries Revisited - Part II
The notebook is used for drawing museum artifacts primarily, although photographs in books - and indeed on the internet - can be used as well. It is what Miss Mason meant when she talked about a Book of Centuries - not the timeline book that we've also been using instead. Oops.
I'm going to place an order for two of these books - one for me and one for Jemimah - early next week. They're US$40.00 each for the bonded leather version, plus postage of US$16.95 each. Laurie says that she could post a box of five to Australia for around $10.00 per book.
Is anyone interested in placing a bulk purchase with me? The only constraint is that if you are interested you will need to be able to collect them from me in Northcote, Melbourne or else I think that you will find that most of the $6.95 saving is swallowed up by Australia Post. At least I'll get to meet you!
Anyhow, I am going to place an order on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. If I hear from you beforehand I can add your requests to the order, otherwise I'll go it alone. I reckon they look great!