I went to Lincoln with my sister for her 30th birthday today; I only bought six books..
From my favourite independent book shop, Lindum Books (4 Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AE):
Ian C Esslemont
Return of the Crimson Guard
Mark Charan Newton
Nights of Villjamur
City of Ruin
And from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’s Jew’s Court Bookshop (Steep Hill, Lincoln):
The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey
Both shops sell second hand and new books, and are housed in historic buildings which are interesting in themselves.
The books I bought have made me very cheery tonight for several reasons. The Esslemont books complete my Malazan collection.
I really liked the Dorothy Whipple book I bought last time I visited Lindum, and I really love the binding Persephone books have. It’s such high quality. I was pleased to be able to find another book by the same author and the lady in Lindum Books was very knowledgeable. You don’t get that sort of service in a chain book shop.
I was pleased to support the SLHA with my purchase, especially since finding books specifically about Lindsey isn’t always easy.
I ache quite badly; Steep Hill is a (well-named) killer and I’ve become more unfit since I last went to Lincoln. I really need to work on that. Back to the regular long walks it is.