Monday, 19 September 2016

Free Books


Some Winter reading courtesy of the lovely Patrica from here.


I was lucky enough to win a £30 Amazon voucher , she hosted a giveaway to celebrate 10 years of blogging.



So this is what I spent it on.

I collect books on The Royal Family.














I still have two more Susan Branch books also to come, so that was a nice lot of books thankyou Patricia.



I also picked up these cookery books from Freecycle.







Some more reading from our recent visit to Blenheim Palace.


I will still be looking out for some more at the car boots then I will have plenty of reading material for winter.

21 comments:

  1. A wonderful collection. I have been on the look out for some Winter reading on the car boot sales too, all ready for putting my feet up in front of a roaring stove.

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  2. You're going to be busy reading this winter. I love to browse recipe books but I confess I've got a lot of my favourite recipes from blogs. X

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  3. Through The Kitchen Window is one of my favourite books....just for the drawings alone and I like the look of the Vineyard Seasons book. I shall have to look out for that one.
    Nothing like a winter night by the fire with a good book-x-

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    1. Looking forward to reading them I usual read in bed, then I can just turn the light out and snuggle down. x

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  4. What a brilliant giveaway. I love books too, I have quite a pile to work my way through, but am not daunted in the slightest! You have a wonderful collection of cookery books xx

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    1. It was, I will show my cookery books some time xx

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  5. A grand haul! I'll be blogging about Susan Branch shortly as I was disappointed not to be able to join the Picnic at Stourbridge yesterday. I have that Susan Hill book too, it is a sweet little book and I've made some of the reicpes. They don't make them like that any more, well, Susan Branch does, of course; I picked up one full of Beatrix Potter illustrations on each page which is beyond charming, then got a second copy for a giveaway which I really must get around to doing soon.

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    1. I think I will gradually get around to collecting the rest of her books the two I am waiting to arrive are Love from the Heart of the Home, and Sweets to the Sweet, they do look lovely, you inspired me on one of your recent posts when you made the apple sauce, such beautiful illustrations. I love Beatrix Potter, I am thinking of collecting her books amongst Enid Blyton, I am 48 but there is something still appealing about Childrens Books xx

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    2. Thank you! that means a lot that my blog connected you to Susan. I adore children's books and regularly read Enid Blyton and can't imagine my library without Harry Potter! I love Little Women, Heidi, and Anne of Green Gables dearly and have multiple copies of all of them.

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    3. How lovely, could you show and tell us about your books sometime ? x

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  6. Where have I been, you have a new header since I last looked in! Love it!
    I have a whole raft of books on the royals but mainly by default. I collected them as a child because royalty was big in the 1950s, especially around the time of the Coronation when I was coming up to 9 years old, and I even have an old book about George VI and Queen Mary, and of course several on the Queen, Princess Margaret, etc, but not Princess Diana, I didn't collect them at that stage, I just haven't parted with the early ones. Nor would I buy any more cookery books - I have such a pile and need to weed them. But I'd not part with my children's books, particularly my lovely Lorna Hill ballet books. I feel another book post coming up on my own blog, har, har! I have Through the Kitchen Window and Through the Garden Gate - I keep those in my little summerhouse, they seem perfect for in there.
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret I changed the header today, I am not quite happy with it the photos are all mine but the quality isn't there but they will do until I change it again. I have always love Diana, I remember the day she died I was sat up in the early hours feeding our then three month old son.
      I have been sorting out books only for the simple reason I will be getting more in still for winter reading. Some I will never part with though.

      Would really love to see your book collection.
      Thanks for stopping by x

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    2. Oh, that is such a coincidence! I was up in the early hours the morning Diana died, too. I wasn't all that well, I've not slept well for years and I was up around 4 am, having a cup of tea when the news broke that she'd had an accident and then it was announced she'd died. I looked outside, it was dark, no one was around, no traffic on the road and I thought, "I'm the only one around here that knows!" It all felt quite surreal. My goodness, it was 19 years ago last month, the 20th anniversary next August (and Mother Therese died on the same day, if I recall.)
      I wonder which books you will choose for winter reading? Currently, I'm reading about Suburbia for a forthcoming feature I've been commissioned to write. It might sound a dry subject (it was my idea!) but really, it's very interesting - we can even pinpoint the beginning of semi-detached houses with small front gardens and tree-lined streets that are the very epitome of suburbia when we study this subject carefully. It is very strange, really. I couldn't stand history when I was at school. I 'dropped' it at the end of the 4th year (no idea what that year is called now) because it bored me witless and now I research and write about social history! Mad, or what? I expect you are too young to remember Princess Margaret's wedding in May 1960. She was the loveliest royal bride in my opinion, her dress was the most beautiful, plus how she wore her hair and the gorgeous diadem/tiara she wore.
      Margaret P

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    3. Sounds interesting Margaret, and no I don't really know that much about Princess Margaret.

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  7. What a haul ! You've certainly stretched that voucher. Great to see ! xxx...x

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    1. I did well didn't I thankyou so much xx

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  8. You've done well for books with that voucher, plenty of reading there to keep you occupied now that winter's on the way.

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    1. Some good books Amazon for a penny,x

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