This antiquarian volume contains a collection of E. V. Lucas's writings and short essays on a variety of subjects. These witty and often thought-provoking essays make for fascinating light reading, and will be of considerable interest to fans and collectors of Lucas's work. The essays contained herein include: 'The Town Week', 'A Word on Toast', 'Concerning Breakfast', 'Footpaths and Walking-Sticks', 'Birds and their Enemies', 'The Divine Leaf', 'School-Hampers and Fireworks', 'The Poetry of Catalogues', 'Clothes Old and New', 'Fires', 'The Post', etcetera. Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938) was a renowned English novelist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, and short story writer. We are republishing this vintage volume now in an affordable, modern edition, complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.