Excellent haul!

Kent has some excellent second hand book shops! In Hawksworth, there’s a lovely charity shop where I picked up the Ladybird for adults and a Dorothy L Sayers. Then as mentioned yesterday, King’s English in Canterbury - which is not only a terrific book shop, but is also raising money specifically for a noble cause … Continue reading Excellent haul!

Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

Today I visited Canterbury for the first time. What a place! From the cathedral to the art galleries to this truly amazing second hand book shop (Kings English - they sell books to raise money for the homeless - and I found an original Fontana cover Agatha Christie as well as several Dorothy L Sayers!) … Continue reading Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

My good reads is about to take a bump!

No, I’m not getting married, but one can never be too well informed! Besides, what if I meet someone in desperate need for advice… The Don’t for Wives from 1913 appears to be completely sincere. I’ll feed back!

Newly collecting – Lord Peter Wimsey

This is absolutely, definitely and completely my book clubs fault. We read String Poison for an LBC3Reads last year (and have Gaudy Night for this month) and I couldn’t possibly not read them in order… 6 down…about 9 to go!

LBC White Swan – August and September

Our upcoming books for LBC White Swan are: 08-08 - Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir Shuggie Bain - Shuggie Bain 1981. Glasgow. The city is dying. Poverty is on the rise. People watch the lives they had hoped for disappear from view. Agnes Bain had always expected more. … Continue reading LBC White Swan – August and September

‘Silenced’ voice of Great War poet to be heard for first time | First world war | The Guardian

Ivor Gurney’s writings from an asylum were ignored. But a new study reveals their genius — Read on amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet This is going to be fascinating!

Samuel Beckett’s Birthday

Spotted on Twitter with no source. But it’s marvellous! Beckett - I can’t go on Mrs Doyle - ah, go on Beckett - I’ll go on

Reading gives…

From my aunt, to my mum, to me. Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.Mason Cooley Thank you Goodwill Librarian and Mason Cooley.

EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February