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.