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A #healthybreakfast with Hardy this morning. This Heron edition is complete in 17 volumes and has pretty gilt decorations to the spines and front covers. We are selling them for £5 each. I started rereading Hardy in February this year and love his writing far more than I did at school. I liked the slow paced unfolding of the tale which reflected the lives and landscapes of the characters and I liked the contrasting portions of melodrama and action. I like the way Hardy describes his women in exquisite detail so you can almost smell their perfume. There are many writers who I find it far easier to engage with forty years. I understand the utter brilliance of Wuthering Heights now which I missed when I first read it in my early teens. Conversely I am less excited by Jane Eyre than I was then. Jane Austen is the one author who goes on delighting me - though now I get just as much pleasure from the conversations and absurdities of the side characters as I do from the romance of the main ones. One of the joys of getting older is that though your body gets less flexible; your mind becomes a more multipurpose tool - due to the years of experience. You notice humour, you value subtleties you may have missed. The changes in my reaction to certain authors mark this well.
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Seeing the post of her UK book haul from our recent travels by @literaryjourney has inspired me to share my own ❤️📚



While I’m perfectly content with my teetering stacks, they don’t seem outrageously enormous now. They felt much heavier and more unwieldy when trying to figure out how to pack them for the trip home!



Where should I start? See any must-read-right-away books among my treasures?



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It’s a #bloomsbury #booksellersbreakfast today with a collection of wild flowers, garden flowers and bought flowers. The bun, from @pughsonwye aka The Best Londis in the World, was described to me as half way between a scone and a toasted tea cake with a crumble topping that includes lots of sesame seeds. It tasted exactly like this and was excellent with jam. The “cloud” toasts are slices of a small challah.
The main book is a dazzling selection of photographs from the albums of the longest living member of the Bloomsbury Group, Frances Partridge (1900-2004). This is the first US edition published in 1987 and is in lovely condition. We are selling it for £20 + postage so DM us for details. It has not been catalogued yet. The Charleston Bulletin Supplements are £6.95 each but anyone who follows us can have one for £5 while stocks last plus £3 U.K. postage - DM us for costs abroad (generally between £8 and£12). I hope you don’t mind us advertising our own books at #breakfasttime - I do like showing you some of our favourites as they come in.
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This post is for @zubscovered and @pardonmywritings I am so enjoying your Eid and post-Eid food and book photos. After a month of Ramadan I can feel the delight

The spoils of my recent #literaryjourney through the UK. This should keep me busy for awhile 🤓 (there are two I already read that are missing from this stack). .
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A choice of three #booksellersbreakfast photos today - all with a #mushroom theme. I couldn’t decide which I liked best; some mornings are like that. Which one do you prefer? This incredible mushroom is a Boletus and actually edible. I’m too scared to eat mushrooms I’ve found without checking with local experts Dickie Hebbard and Cassie Rendle. I’m off to visit the King of Hay Richard Booth and his wife Hope this morning to talk about our dear friend Rhona Muirhead who died over the Hay Festival. We are still not quite able to get over our loss. It was made even more sad when a couple of days later another wonderful Hay woman Christine Turnbull died. Sometimes you just want to say “it is enough” but I am always strangely comforted by that Dylan Thomas quotation “Oh isn’t life a terrible thing, thank God?”
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We have just bought some of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books in paperback editions. The spines are a bit faded so yellow has become pink and brown has turned violet and the violet looks blue. The front covers are more faithful to the original colour. I’ll post these later through the story. All the flowers in my kitchen are wilting but the scent of dead roses is still as sweet and evocative as when they were fresh. •
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I am eating one of @katesbakeryhay plum and almond tarts with gooseberry yoghurt and raspberries. DM us for prices of the Fairy Books. I had some of these when young and read them again and again.
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Not my photo. But just come back from a lovely morning at Hay on Wye. Favourite bookshop this one #addymanbooks which is possibly not a pretty as Booths books but fab staff and I like their innovative approach.
Best shop #bartrums - stationery heaven! Had lunch at #kilverts really great pies and pub dogs. Then quick stop at the fudge shop before home. Very successful first day of holiday.

As true a #booksellersbreakfast as you will ever get. We have lost George, our much loved Saturday man, who guided us through the bitter but much needed process of a complete stock take earlier this year. This has resulted in us having a 99% completion rate on @abebooks which for a walk-in #bookshop is almost miraculous. I know no #bookstagrammer would ever steal from a #usedbookstore but even moving, wrong-shelving or hiding a book you might come back for later means the poor bookseller cannot find it when it is ordered through Abe or Amazon (same company now - how was that ever allowed? - what is the point of monopolies and merger commissions when things like this happen? ) Not finding the book leads to a drop in our ratings which does not happen if you are a warehouse. This makes a small high street bookshop even more vulnerable. So we have much to thank George for.
Our new Saturday man does not start until next week and I had to be up early to open the shop myself.... the long commute down a flight of stairs! I toasted the tea cake from @pughsonwye (the best @official_londis in the world), made a large cup of tea in my new @yourfavouritemug Mugly cup and once the front door was opened, quickly arranged these gorgeous @panmacmillan #vintagepanbooks
With all the retro-publishing going on I don’t know why Pan doesn’t redo some of these. They have wonderfully pulpy covers and had a range of good and very readable authors. These included three volumes of C S Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy - the first predated his Narnia stories by 12 years. They also had a fantastic detective fiction stable and their logo was designed by that super hero of the bookshop #mervynpeake Last year was their 70th anniversary and they published 20 classics in bright new bold covers which we had as giveaways for @bookstagramhay I am just reading about Pan now and have very much enjoyed one of the descriptions, “ Pan’s illustrative covers were unashamedly commercial as was their list.” I love the smell of old Pans. They were often printed in France which may add to this difference of scent.
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A couple of days ago there was a bit of confusion about #mrgrumpy and my son @thorneaddyman . A few people saw Thorne’s smiley birthday photos and thought this was Grumps. So to put the record straight I am now posting three #bookfacefriday photos from the past that have used the uniquely Grumpy features of Mr G. In the first photo he has cheerfully agreed to pretend to strangle me for an #agathachristie shot, in the second he has posed for a Carl Jung and in finally his favourite - “I have always wanted to be Neil Young”
To add to the confusion there is also my business partner, best friend and ex-husband Mr A - Derek Addyman - who runs our three shops with me. We first opened in a small 10 foot by 10 foot windowless room off the Blue Boar over 32 years ago. I planned to stay in #hayonwye for a few years and then return to London. Three shops and two children have kept me quite busy. I love this area and now I never want to leave Wales. Hay-on-Wye is a very magical place full of the most extraordinary characters. Whether you come for a few hours or for 33 years like me it still seems an enchanted town.
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Today’s #booksellersbreakfast has been inspired by Emma - @mistyangelofsky who recreated a Mother’s Day card using the stunning Penguin Poets that we both collect. The patterns on these and the range of poets, past and present plus some really imaginative anthologies make this series very worth looking out for in book or charity shops. It is also a #floralfriday post with the flowers I got from @stacelace_jeanne and Marina Rendle. I am having a healthy fruit and gooseberry yoghurt and I like how the patterned edge of the cup and plate match the books.
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A #bluebook stack for #publishersbindingthursday These are all from our #childrensbook section and are for sale so DM us if a title catches your eye and you want more photos or information. I’ll post a photo of their front covers later. •
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A white and gold #booksellersbreakfast today with @everymanslibrary pocket poets and Hilary Spurling’s biography of Sonia Orwell. I had one of Bernie’s marvellous muffins - white chocolate and raspberry from @haymarketsltd and a perfect pink rosebud from Marina Rendle’s garden.
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I went early with Mr Grumpy to buy a new car this morning but asked @thorneaddyman to do a guest hosting of the #booksellersbreakfast as it is his BIRTHDAY today and he was having an extra special #birthdaybreakfast / #birthdaybrunch at @dishoom in Shoreditch After a swim at the lido Thorne and @botanicalbea made their way to Dishoom. By coincidence it was their waitress’s birthday too and to make it even more special he had a special key ring which means if you throw a six on the magic board you get the whole meal free. This is not in any shape or form a professional plug for Dishoom - Thorne just sent me the photos and now I want to go too. Happy birthday to Thorne. We are so proud of you and also a big Instathanks for starting your mum and dad’s shop #addymanbooks on IG two and a half years ago.
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For #tinytuesday we have this lovely book on “A nice cup of tea/coffee/chocolate) (for £5) with our peg doll Polly Miller. The other books are also for sale but have been resting in my kitchen just in case I decide to keep them.
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Amazing Addyman Bookstore in Hay-on Wye 😍 📚 #addymanbooks #hayonwye #wales #bookstores #books

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