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  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VII – The Waverley Novels continued.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:38:29 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VII The Waverley Novels continued. St Ronans Well Meg Dods, a sentimental virago, keeps a rundown inn in a derelict Tweedale village, while the young Laird is living way beyond his means. When a nearby spring becomes a Spa, life changes as a hotel and a troop Read More
  • Recently Purchased

    Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:51:48 Permalink
    Recently Purchased Our Mutual Friend First Edition Dickens Chapman and Hall 1865 The Tempest William Shakespeare Rackham Heinemann 1926 Superbly Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Some Account of The Manor & Parish of Blymhill Bridgeman ca.1882 The Variation Of Animals and Plants Volume I Darwin Murray 1875 The Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe Heath Robinson Bell Read More
  • Free Books Giveaway Success

    Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:25:08 Permalink
    A big thank-you to all who contributed! Our great book Giveaway event of 13th July was a tremendous success. We managed to raise 1089, for our charity Sunshine & Smiles, The Leeds Down Syndrome Network Many thanks to all who helped on the day, and many thanks to everyone who put their hand in their Read More
  • Only 3 Days to the Free Books Giveaway

    Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:02:10 Permalink
    Only 3 Days to go! Only 3 Days to go for the Great Charity Books Giveaway in Leeds in aid of the Leeds Sunshine and Smiles group that provides help and support for both the children and the parents and relatives with children that have been born with Down Syndrome. Date of the Event: Saturday Read More
  • Abbotsford re-opens 4th July 2013

    Wed, 03 Jul 2013 04:42:10 Permalink
    Her Majesty the Queen is to officially reopen the former home of author Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders after its multi-million pound restoration. The royal visit will take place on 3 July, the day before Abbotsford House reopens to the public. Read more at Abbotsford Browse Walter Scott Books For Sale Read More
  • Thousands of Books Given Away for Free in Leeds

    Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:21:58 Permalink
    Just 2 weeks to go! Only 2 weeks to go for the Great Charity Books Giveaway in Leeds in aid of the Leeds Sunshine and Smiles group that provides help and support for both the children and the parents and relatives with children that have been born with Down Syndrome. Date of the Event: Saturday Read More
  • Free Books Giveaway in Leeds Saturday 13th July 2013

    Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:02:18 Permalink
    Only 3 weeks to go! Only 3 weeks to go for The Free Books Giveaway in Leeds in aid of the Leeds Sunshine and Smiles group that provides help and support for both the children and the parents and relatives with children that have been born with Down Syndrome. Date of the Event: Saturday 13th Read More
  • Recently Purchased – A Comprehensive Literary Biographies Collection

    Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:01:01 Permalink
    Recently Purchased – A Comprehensive Literary Biographies Collection Having recently purchased a comprehensive Literary Biographies Collection I will be listing these over the next few days. This superb collection, carefully put together, includes; Joseph Conrad Edgar Allan Poe Graham Greene Freya Stark Arthur Miller Rebecca West Katherine Mansfield D H Lawrence John Steinbeck Rider Haggard Read More
  • Superb Folio Society Collection

    Fri, 03 May 2013 09:57:48 Permalink
    Recently Purchased – A Superb Folio Society Collection Having recently purchased a significant Folio Society collection I will be listing these over the next few days. This superb collection put together over many decades has the following superb library sets; Anthony Trollope Complete 49 Volumes Folio Society 1981-99 Jane Austen Complete 7 Volume Collection Folio Read More
  • Free Books Giveaway in Leeds July 2013

    Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:46:00 Permalink
    Free Books Giveaway in Leeds July 2013 The date has now been set for The Free Books Giveaway in Leeds in aid of the Leeds Sunshine and Smiles group that provides help and support for both the children and the parents and relatives with children that have been born with Down Syndrome. Date of the Read More
  • World Acclaimed Artist John A Blakey's First Story Book

    Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:55:30 Permalink
    An Exquisitely Illustrated Tale Lundravar The Dragon by John A Blakey John Blakey is one of the worlds great watercolour artists, superbly demonstrated in this his first exquisitely illustrated story. A superb fable, this is an epic story of Good and Evil. There are two further books forthcoming in this series.   A tale of Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VI – The Waverley Novels continued

    Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:03:55 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VI The Waverley Novels continued The Pirate The novel is set in Orkney and Shetland in 1689, the plot hinges on an illicit relationship, and is driven by dark men twisted by their criminality, an obsessed woman searching for her lost son, and the murderous rivalry of Read More
  • Latest Purchases in Local History

    Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:43:32 Permalink
    Latest Purchases in Local History Purchased this week a superb Local History Collection as follows; Yorkshire Past & Present Mackenzie 4 volumes Outline of History H G Wells Newnes 2 volumes A Bibliography of Municipal History Leicester 1966 The Development Of Modern France Brogan 1959 White’s Leeds 1853 David & Charles 1969 The Anarchists Joll Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part V – The Waverley Novels continued

    Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:07:30 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part V The Waverley Novels continued Ivanhoe Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-The-Lion-Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. He defends Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman, against a charge of witchcraft – but it is Lady Rowena who is his true Read More
  • Wanted Now – Heron Collections Dickens and Shute

    Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:38:18 Permalink
    Heron Collections Wanted Right Now - Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and Nevil Shute I currently have customers waiting for the following Heron Collections; 40/41 Volume Agatha Christie Collection 36 Volume Burgundy/Red Charles Dickens Centennial Edition 20/23 Volume Complete Set of Nevile Shute If you live in the UK and have one of the above complete Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part IV – The Waverley Novels continued

    Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:22:03 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part IV The Waverley Novels continued Tales of My Landlord The Tales of My Landlord series was not advertised as by the author of Waverley but these novels are always included in The Waverley Novels Collections. Tales of My Landlord, 1st series The Black Dwarf Sir Edward Mauley Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part III – The Waverley Novels, Introduction and The First Four Novels

    Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:08:55 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part III The Waverley Novels, Introduction and The First Four Novels Introduction The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly Read More
  • Pick of The Week September 17th 2012 – Robert Burns Collection

    Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:10:14 Permalink
    Pick of The Week Commencing September 17th 2012 Superb Robert Burns Collection Listed this week a superb Robert Burns Collection Robert Burns (25 January 1759 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard). was Read More
  • Pick of The Week Commencing September 3rd 2012

    Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:53:39 Permalink
    Pick of The Week Commencing September 3rd 2012 The Pears Centenary Edition of Dickens’ Christmas Books c1889 The Pears Centenary Edition of Dickens’ Christmas Books Complete 5 Volume Set. All five volumes are tight, bright and firm in their bindings, with high contrast printing on bright glossy white paper, and charming b&w illustrations by Charles Read More
  • Pick of The Week Commencing August 6th 2012

    Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:09:53 Permalink
    Pick of The Week Commencing August 6th 2012 Superb Dickens Collection Being Listed This Week Purchased a superb collection of Dickens’ books this week, which will be listed over the next 10 days Dickenss England Michael and Mollie Hardwick BCA 1976 Charles Dickens A Pictorial Biography Priestley Thames & Hudson 1961 The Days Of Dickens Read More
  • Pick of The Week Jul 30th 2012

    Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:09:35 Permalink
    Pick of The Week Nov 14th 2011 4 Superb Collections Listed This Week - 12 Volumes Sir Winston Churchill Official Biography Easton Press c1997 The definitive biography Martin Gilbert collaborated with Randolph Churchill on the first two volumes, then went on to write the rest of this Official Biography on his own, over a Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part II – Scott the Poet.

    Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:21:35 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part II – Scott the Poet. Sir Walter Scott entered literature through poetry and, absorbed as he was in folklore and the supernatural, he started his literary career by anonymously publishing in 1796 and adaptation of Ballads by G A Burger and in 1802-03, put out the Minstrelsy of Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part I – A Short Biography.

    Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:48:37 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part I A Short Biography. Sir Walter Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both Read More
  • An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott

    Thu, 31 May 2012 11:48:54 Permalink
    An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Look out for my upcoming series of Blogs – An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott in preparation right now and soon to be published.   In the mean time you can browse through my Walter Scott Collection Read More
  • Heron Books Listings Now Updated

    Wed, 09 May 2012 06:42:48 Permalink
    Heron Books Listings Now Updated   Great news, I have finally managed to get my assistant to update the Heron Books Listings. This is the only site in the world that has such a comprehensive listing of the various editions published by Heron Books from the late 60′s to the early 80′s. To get to Read More
  • Apology For Missing Images

    Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:12:36 Permalink
    Apology For Missing Images – Latest Update… Problem Now Resolved Unfortunately I have had a problem uploading images to my book listings since April 19th and my web developer has been struggling to come up with a solution. Hopefully this solution will not be too far away now, but in the meantime, if you do Read More
  • Business as Usual

    Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:55:27 Permalink
    Business as Usual It’s great to know that when I go away I can provide “Business as Usual”! Having spent the last 3 weeks visiting my son in Sydney, Australia it was great to see that my youngest daughter Katie could handle the business whilst I was away. Apologies to anyone who had a slightly Read More
  • Pick of The Week Mar 26th 2012 – Some Great Collections

    Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:17:10 Permalink
    Pick of The Week Mar 26th 2012 – Great Collections History of the English Speaking Peoples 23 Volumes 1971 10 Volume Complete Henry James Heron Collection c1970 13 Volume Complete John Steinbeck Collection Heron c1965 18 Volumes Selected Works of Thomas Hardy Heron c1970 24 Volumes Waverley Novels Walter Scott Heron c1969 16 Volumes Imperial Read More
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