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Sunday 28 October 2012


Over on the Games Workshop blog I've just commented on my poor memory.

Here we go again.

Who is this Labradoodle?

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Despite enjoying the book Cold Comfort Farm and the 1995 TV series with a stella cast* (couldn't resist it) I have only recently realised that there are other books by the same author, Stella Gibbons, (get it now?).

The perfect gift on the 25th December for fans of this author must be Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm.

I'll read it over the coming weeks and though it seems to lack the 'Starkadders', the eccentrics of the first book, I expect to enjoy it.

I'll let you know.

*(The cast included Eileen Atkins, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Sir Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes and starred Kate Bekinsale as Flora Poste)

Friday 19 October 2012

Time of Your Life

My daughter Heather and son-in-law Niles will be in charge of our stand at the fun day tomorrow.

On our stand there'll be piles of books, of course, many at special prices plus a sample of our Games Workshop models and paint sets.

My other daughter, Sonia, will also be there with her stand of Forever Living Aloe Vera products and advice.

Both girls are ex-pupils of The Cotswold School where the fun day is being held.

It starts at 2pm and will be opened by Adam Henson accompanied by some of his animals.

Sunday 14 October 2012

Justin Thyme interest?

Interesting. Over the past two weeks, while this computer has been off line, there has been a massive increase in hits for Justin Thyme.

Someone know something I don't? A film perhaps?

Henry Porter is also receiving an increase in hit numbers.

Family Fun Day

The Family Fun Day at Cotswold School next weekend will have, as its star attraction COTSWOLD BOOKSTORE.

(Cotswold Farm park's Adam Henson of Countryfile fame will also be there!)

Yes, we'll have a stand there, with all sorts of terrific books.

This is a fund raising event for both 'The Brain Tumour Charity' and 'Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research'.

Do come along. With Christmas not so far away, there will be bargains to spend your money on.

Wednesday 10 October 2012

25% Travel Guide Discount

 Now for something more bookish.

Booking your hols soon? Pop in to see if we have the right travel guide for you.

There's a 25% discount on all our in-stock travel guides through October.

If we don't have it on our shelves, we can order it in for you, still with a 10% discount.

Watch out for another 'classic' discount offer starting 16th October.

Bouncing Bob's biscuit

Recent problems with the home computer so Bouncing Bob was there but not the one before the biscuit showed itself.

Here are the pair.

Saturday 6 October 2012

Amazing dogs on the Blog

Three amazing dogs over the past few days.

First was a Pyrenean Mountain dog called Bess, amazingly like a bear.

Then Brody, an Italian Spinone, amazing for his Chebacca features and for the fact that he's not something you find on your plate in an Italian restaurant.

Then Bob. A Pygmy Ridgeback according to his owner. Amazing because of his ability to fly faster than sound when there's a biscuit in view.

I'll show you a 'still' of him another day.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

More of Agatha

Here are a few more photos of our recent Agatha Raisin signing sent in by our good friend Joe.

Like the cake?

That's Joe, with Nina and his wife Lin.

Marion seems to be astounded by something we've said.

A happy shot of Marion and Lin

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Wet dog

We've had a few 'dogs on the blog' before. Never one this wet!

Nancy was kind enough to send this shot (I believe I'd not remembered the camera, that day?)

Monday 1 October 2012

Famous Five? Hiss and Hers

Here's the first of the altogether superior photos sent by our good friend Joe.

That's about the best shot ever of we four in the shop.

Marylin is include for, though she doesn't work for us, she often helps out (and makes delicious cakes!)

I sent the photo over to Marion. Hope she likes it.