Yep you’ve guessed right… I along with mum decided we would have a mother and daughter day and went to check out the second hand book sale in Morston, Norfolk (UK); which is just down the road from me!
The Sale was to raise money for Friends of Morston Church a registered charity to help towards maintenance and much needed repairs to All Saints Church in Morston. This was the 10th and final year of the book sale and last year they managed to raise over £14000. Took place in a lovely converted barn, two white marquees and outside in the garden. Every area was utilised with all the book’s been put into genre’s which made it so easy to navigate. All the books on sale have been kindly donated through out the year in aid of the sale. It ran for three days over this bank holiday weekend (from the Saturday through till Monday.)
Me and mum are both bibliophile’s and was totally in our element, I just wish we had found out about this a few years ago… imagine the book haul’ s we would have had!!!! We went on the Sunday to explore this wonderful array of book’s on offer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many books, it was such a magnificent sight for any book lover! The atmosphere was just lovely as we went round and there was a steady flow of people perusing the books. I went armed with a list of books I was looking out for. They were: The Fault in our stars by John Green, The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks, Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, My Sisters Keeper by Jodie Picault, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, The Martian by Andy Weir, The little Drummer Girl by John Le Carre and The lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris. There was so much to look at we went round once and then stopped for some lunch. There was so many lovely home backed goods and sandwiches for sale (and they were very yummy, so hats off to the backer!!!!)
After lunch we went to pay for our first book haul and took them back to the car and went back for round two!!!!!!! This time I concentrated on the fiction section in surch for books on my list and some that wasn’t!!!!!!!!! One of the lovely kind and helpful lady’s who was putting books out as spaces became available saw I had a book list and managed to locate a couple of books on my list… which completely made my day!!!!! (Thank you to that lovely lady!!!)
So I guess you’d like to see my book haul… wouldn’t you?
Here we go…
*The Literary Cats by Judith Barbour Osborne and Naomi Kurz
*Summer Loving by Allie Spencer
*The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
*Will You Remember me? by Amanda Prowse
*Papa Hemingway a personal memoir by A.E.Hotchner
*The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carre
*The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
*The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
*The Way to Write Novels by Paddy Kitchen
*Understanding Back Pain by Professor Malcolm I. V. Jayson
*Back Sufferer’s Bible by Sarah Key’s
*Love that Hair by Hayley Mallinder ( which I brought for my friend who is a hair dresser)
I managed to get all those books for £10.95… what a bargain; plus it’s for a good cause.
I am however kicking myself for not picking up the other John Le Carre books and The Great Gatsby… but I’m sure they will crop up again at some point!)
Me and mum had such a great day, we only wish we had found it sooner!
To the organisers and helpers you all did such a sterling job, topping up books as there was space, serving refreshments and not forgetting the delicious food. I hope you managed to raise the money needed for the Church.
Have you read any of the books from my book haul? Is there any your wanting to read? Do you have book sales like this near you?
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