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My Bookshop Find

Postby Tracer » 25 Jul 2017, 09:28

Spitfire Manual 1940 edited by Dilip Sarkar. In the discount bookshop for three quid. Couldn't leave it there, could I?

I haven't read it yet. One has to be in the groove for these things - whisky or cocoa, stormy night, soft rather battered armchair.....
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby Fairblue » 25 Jul 2017, 09:33

No, you couldn't leave it there. Every good book is looking for someone to take it back to a loving home. A nice find, Tracer.
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby Kismet » 25 Jul 2017, 10:10

I made the same find! I have dipped into it and it is fascinating, but it is a book to be dipped into rather than read from cover to cover in one go, I think.
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby kylie_koyote » 25 Jul 2017, 11:22

How marvelous! I wish you many hours of happy reading. :booky:
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 25 Jul 2017, 11:36

Oh, great find!! Many hours of dipping with an appropriate drink and comfy chair ahead. Enjoy.
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby Tracer » 25 Jul 2017, 13:35

Yes: definitely a dip-and-ponder. If we could still get liquorice pipes, I'd probably smoke a pipe as well. Mind you, I'm not that keen on liquorice - maybe a chocolate pipe.
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Re: My Bookshop Find

Postby Tommy Smith » 25 Jul 2017, 14:32

Excellent. Nothing stopping us getting one now then.
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