Family Album

by Danielle Steele | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0440124344 Global Overview for this book
Registered by crrcookie of Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on 4/24/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by crrcookie from Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on Thursday, April 24, 2008
This book was purchased from the Citizens for the Charles County Public Library, Inc. (C4CCPL) Used-Book Store, located on the lower level of the La Plata Branch Library. Citizens for the Charles County Public Library, Inc. (C4CCPL) is a non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to expand public awareness and support for the Charles County, Maryland, Public Library system.

I got this book on April 19th, 2008. They ended their big week long sale by selling books for $1 per bag. I got 15 bags of books that I can register and release and many of them will be headed to the International Day of the Book Festival in Kensington, Maryland on April 27, 2008!

Released 11 yrs ago (4/27/2008 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE BOOK
Welcome to Old Town Kensington's Celebration of the International Day of the Book.


April twenty-third (the festival is on the nearest Sunday) is a symbolic day in world literature. Declared as International Day of the Book by UNESCO in 1995, this celebration of books and literature draws its inspiration from a Catalan tradition, the Festival of the Rose.

Legend has it that Saint George, Patron Saint of Catalonia and international knight-errant, slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful Catalan princess. From the dragon's blood sprouted a rosebush, from which the hero plucked the prettiest rose for the princess. Hence the traditional Rose Festival celebrated in Barcelona since the Middle Ages to honor chivalry and love. In 1923, this lover's "festa" became even more poetic when it merged with "el dia del llibre", or The Day of the Book, to mark the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, the two giants of literary history, on April 23, 1616.

On this day in Barcelona, bookstalls and street festivities run the length of the picturesque La Rambla, the old city's main boulevard and, according to the Spanish author Garcia Lorca, "the only street in the world which I wish would never end".

The Town of Kensington, Kensington Literary Group, and the Pauli Bellet Foundation Catalan Library, invite you to celebrate this wonderful day on Howard Ave, our "La Rambla".

Thanks for picking up one of the BookCrossing books that you found at the festival or selected from our booth. If you are joining BookCrossing please consider entering crrcookie as the member that referred you.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Friday, December 17, 2010
We found the book sitting on a bench on the national Mall during the National Book Festival in September 2010. no time to read it as I need to pass it on. I plan to leave it somewhare else!

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