Saturday 17 January 2009

A Couple Of Bits About Books

ROBERT HALE AUTHORS SITE: This site is devoted to writers published by Robert Hale Ltd.
By joining the site you will receive an invitation to join. This means that you can post details of new books and their covers. It's a site that is publicity driven. At the moment there are only two Black Horse Western writers there. (link in panel)

THE TOP TEN SECOND HAND BOOKS: This comes via the Daily Telegraph of the 5th January 2009.
This was supplied by Richard Booth's Bookshop of Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire (or mid-Wales - depends on which side of the border you are.
Hay-on-Wye is the second hand bookshop and is the largest in Europe.
1. Kilvert's Diary by Francis Kilvert
2.On The Black Hill by Bruce Chetwin
3.Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.Self Sufficiency by John Seymour
5.Origin Of The Species by Charles Darwin
6.The Famous Five Stories by Enid Blyton
7. The Mabinogion (I would have expected this book to be higher - it's Welsh, you see.)
8.To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9.Food For Free by Richard Mabey
10. On The Road by Jack Kerouac (should be higher - biased as it's a personal favourite)


Steve M said...

Have you been to Hay-on-Wye Ray? I could get lost in the many book shops for years - although there were precious few westerns when I visited last.

If you, me and Gary (and anyone else) wanted to meet up someday then Hay would make for an excellent rendezvous.

Ray said...

Steve - I have been to Hay-on-Wye many times. We lived in Ross-On-Wye for a couple of years and, so I am told, I went off to Hay a couple of times a month. One day I will go that way again.