The Queen of Detective Novels – Agatha Christie

Detective writers love a puzzle. And collecting Agatha Christie books can be as confusing as her detective novels! Occasional Christie novels fetch vast sums of money yet remaining catalogued novels sell for a varied and sometime perplexingly low sums. Of course, the length of Christie’s successful career means that her many books were published several … Read more

What’s in the signature?

What’s in the signature? A question often asked about rare and first edition books. Of course the answer is not as straight forward as it might seem. To put it simply, the interest of a signature in a book depends on who it is and what else is included in the writing. Of course the … Read more

William Golding books inspiring light.

William Golding books inspiring light. “At the moment of vision, the eyes see nothing.” writes William Golding in his novel of The Spire. A book which deals with the construction of the 404-foot high spire and is loosely based on Salisbury Cathedral. Indeed visitors to the tallest tower in Britain have carefully trod in semi- darkness. That is until … Read more

C. S. Lewis- A Remarkable Life

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) A Remarkable Life The William Nicholson’s play “Shadowlands” is currently touring the UK portraying the remarkable romance between C.S. Lewis and an American called Joy Davidman. It provides opportunity to be learn more about the personal life of the bachelor academic and author and to be reminded of the works of C.S. Lewis. His … Read more

Rare and Antique Books at the London International Book Fair

Rare and Antique Books at the London International Book Fair Last weekend (27 & 28 May), Rare and Antique Books exhibited at the PBFA London International Book Fair – ILEC Conference Centre. These are our highlights of what was a successful two days. Firstly it’s fair to say that, as booksellers, book selling is what … Read more

Kipling’s Original Jungle Book

Kipling’s Original Jungle Book The release of a new film about The Jungle Book has generated a good deal of interest in Rudyard Kipling’s tales of the jungle and allows an opportunity to reflect on the original story and influences behind this classic tale. Inspiration: It seems as if becoming a father inspired Kipling to write … Read more

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