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P L Travers Letter

Early January 2016 and I was just getting around to seeing if there was anything worth cataloging in the last box of books from I dont know where which had been residing under my desk for I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Georgian Books

Whether you have a normal interest in books or an extreme addiction then I can recommend the most perfect place to have coffee in central London is the British Library cafe. Forming the nucleus of the British Library’s original collection, … Continue reading

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Design Ideas For Your Home

Design Ideas For Your Home Inspired by the National Trust, by Alison Dalby If you like visiting National Trust Houses and/or are considering revamping your home and/or like well illustrated books this is for you. It begins with showing interiors … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

By the author of Bel Canto, set deep in the Amazon waterways where a new fertility drug has been discovered amongst the local Lakashi tribe , and is being developed by the domineering Dr Annick Swenson. Years pass and virtually … Continue reading

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Andy Pandy’s Jump-Up Book

If you are aged between 30-60 years of age then chances are you will have grown up with Andy Pandy and his puppet friends Looby Loo the rag doll and Teddy. Originally aired on BBC’s Watch With mother in 1952, … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Schwitters

Back in December my parents generously gave me a National Art Pass as a present to celebrate a big birthday , and yes I still have problems admitting just how big the birthday number was/is. So armed with new Pass in February I … Continue reading

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Book Review : The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

Set in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930’s , the story is anchored around the Glass House, a masterpiece of innovative architectural design, and its changing owners/occupants on the cusp of World War 2. Many thanks to “bookie” Mel who identified … Continue reading

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Book Review : The Lives of Frank Norman

Now you see this is what happens when you’re meant to be cataloging a book. You just take a quick squizz through a few pages to get the gist of the thing in order to be able to describe it … Continue reading

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Why You Should Buy Vintage Penguins on Abebooks

As a specialist seller of vintage paperbacks I am constantly frustrated by just hard it is to compare book prices on a comparable basis between Amazon and Abebooks. Once upon a time Amazon was mainly used to sell modern second … Continue reading

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Book Review : The Moment by Douglas Kennedy

Set in West Germany in the early 1980’s before the Wall comes down, this is the story of the extraordinary love affair between Thomas the successful American travel writer and Petra, the exiled translator from East Berlin. Gradually the grim … Continue reading

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