Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bird books on World Book Day

We have quite a few ornithological books on our shelves and a number for sale on the internet. I could not resist taking a photograph of this one: We also sometimes have volumes from the New Naturalist series. A recent … Continue reading

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Alison Uttley

I spent quite some time this morning putting several of Alison Uttley’s books on the internet for sale. I was not familiar with her work at all, being a childhood devotee of her rival, Enid Blyton and not a collector … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

There are very rare books, that earn the title of masterpiece from its reader. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one. This book, as we know, is one of the most acclaimed and successful book written. It’s their…

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Can you really make a living by selling used books on Amazon for a penny?

Interesting article in the Guardian on used book selling: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/14/selling-used-books-on-amazon-for-a-penny

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Books about politics and history

With a general election looming we have found a number of books on politics and history that are of interest. This is one of them: Another that caught my eye was this potent reminder of our industrial past: It has an … Continue reading

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Lakeland poets and their homes

This book published in 1913 deals with the following poets and their homes: William Wordsworth at Grasmere and Rydal, Robert Southey and Greta Hall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and His Son Hartley, Thomas De Quincey, John Wilson Christopher North, John Ruskin and Brantwood, Miss Harriet Martineau Dr … Continue reading

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