Nigel and I share a love of books – our rather bijou home is bursting at the seams with them so it is rather dangerous to ‘pop’ into anywhere that sells them. However if a husband is going to have a vice I’d rather it be book based than any other!
On Saturday we made the mistake of popping into a local charity shop for a quick look (that’s a thrift shop for readers across the pond)
I made a b line to the cookery books where I found a Patrick Holford recipe book and a whole food cookbook by Gail Duff which is an absolute delight; and then my eyes fell upon a set of ‘Our Beautiful Homeland’ – I bought the remaining 5 copies at £2.00 each. As I thought about whether I should or shouldn't’t I remembered how much the average home interior magazine costs – Sadly the one that would cover my part of the world had already gone, but I have east and west of me.
They are quite magical – every facet is beautiful – the art, the covers, the old fashioned, very dated descriptions of towns and villages - all this for £2 per book! We spent £18 in total and brought home 10 books. Both with big grins on our faces
All five volumes are scattered with beautiful paintings by E.W. Haslehurst
Trendy Old Hastings