More Book Purchases

Well I didn’t get to the secondhand bookshops in Aberdeen on Saturday but we went to Stockbridge in Edinburgh on Monday and I was really lucky again.

I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw two Folio Society editions of the Dorothy L. Sayers books – Murder Must Advertise and Have His Carcase – in pristine condition for the princely sum of £3 each! Of course I had to buy them, I only had fairly grotty paperbacks before, but honestly it felt like robbery! I have been looking for a Folio Gaudy Night for ages, but I’ve only seen a well used one before and it was £35 which is much more than I’m willing to pay. I don’t expect I’ll ever see one for £3.

I also bought a Freeman Wills Crofts hardback – Inspector French’s Greatest Case.

And lastly I had a look at the junior section in one of the Stockbridge shops, I’m always looking for unusual copies of Peter Pan and various other children’s classics, but it was a Mary Stewart which caught my attention – A Walk in Wolf Wood, which is set in Germany’s Black Forest.

It’s very rare for me to go to Stockbridge and not find anything worth buying – bookwise anyway.

5 thoughts on “More Book Purchases

  1. I do envy you those Folio editions, especially Murder Must Advertise! I’ve had the same paperbacks for 30 years now, and they’re pretty worn. I read them more carefully these days.

  2. Katrina,
    A Walk in Wolf Woods! Why, I’ve never heard of it! I must look into this. I’m not sure, of course, but my guess is it wasn’t published in the U.S., and if it was, then it was for a short span only. What delightful finds!

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