[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
Before I talk about the books I picked up yesterday while we were trawling a different local town from the usual, after our exciting purchase of A Brand New Bed, I'd just like to mention the book I found today at the flea market in the usual local town.

Printed Ephemera Cover

Printed Ephemera is a hardback and was published in 1962 and cost £5 5s (which my dad has pointed out is actually five guineas). A lot of money at a time when a paperback novel cost maybe 2s and 6d. The book itself is in good condition but the dust jacket has seen better days. Someone had attempted to repair it with sticky tape, which has, over time, transferred its brown sticky to the paper, making that unsightly and itself useless. Five to ten minutes were spent applying much Magic Tape to this problem, but the brown stains are probably permanent. Shame. Copies of this book are selling on Alibris from ~£30 upwards. I got mine for £1.

Okay, onto yesterday's books:

Harold Shipman: Prescription for Murder by Brian Whittle and Jean Ritchie;
Corsaireville: The Lost Domain of the Flying Boat by Graham Coster;
Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives by Karen Shanor and Jagmeet Kanwal;
The Meadow: Kashmir 1995--Where the Terror Began by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark;
To the Poles (Without a Beard): The Polar Adventures of a World Record-Breaking Woman by Catharine Hartley
and
English Journeys: A Collection, comprising One Green Field by Edward Thomas; English Folk Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L. Lloyd; Some Country Houses and Their Owners by James Lees-Milne; Through England on a Side-Saddle by Celia Fiennes and Voices of Akenfield by Ronald Blythe.

A non-fiction extravangza, it appears.
[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
I went to the local Post Office on an errand for Monissaw and saw that the supermarket--which contains the PO--has restored the charity book table that disappeared during the Christmas period. And for a while afterwards. Hurrah!

I picked up two books for 50p each. One, the ACE Spelling Dictionary by David Moseley and Catherine Nicol, is going to be offered to husband for the library at his work. The other one is mine:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing by Frank Sargeant.

See? It's even got my name on the cover ;)!
[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
These trips to the local town are going to be the death of me, physically or financially. Or both.

Voices From the Front Line: Words from the Field of Human Conflict, edited by Antony and Nicholas Bird;
The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara;
The Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050-1320 by Malcolm Barber;
The Murdered Magicians: The Templars and their Myth by Peter Partner;
Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith
and
last but by no means least
The Time Traveller's Almanac, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer.

I also bought a book about the West Riding for my dad, and another book as a present for some other peoples. Busy day.
[identity profile] monissaw.livejournal.com
This is a nice little book (esp. for $10). It has the origins/examples of early uses for each proverb (like the OED does for words). Shall see lots of use, I'm sure.

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