Book Blog

Well I’ve finally finished LBC Horsforth book club choice for last month. Ian Cobain - The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation BLURB In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public … Continue reading Book Blog

Happy Yorkshire Day.

Fossgate Bookshop in York

We went to York today and walked the wall. It was wonderful and a fascinating glance into the history of the city. But culture is consuming and we didn’t have a chance to visit any of the local bookshops. Until our walk back to the car. Fossgate Books is a treasure. A second hand book … Continue reading Fossgate Bookshop in York

Holiday books

A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.

Baggins of Rochester

The Baggins Book Bazaar in Rochester is a second hand book shop and then some! The Largest Secondhand Bookshop in EnglandBaggins Book Bazaar is a purveyor of secondhand books located in the historic city of Rochester, Kent. With a large range of titles appealing to all tastes and ages, set out in labyrinthine rows of … Continue reading Baggins of Rochester

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