Category Archives: Worms Family

Nothing to Say

No time for a post this week I am afraid, but if you haven’t come across it before, you may perhaps like “The True Story of how I am related to Dickens (but not in a good way) ” over … Continue reading

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Not Peevish

I was accused recently of having been a little peevish in certain recent posts here on the blog.  Well, quite possibly, although I’d prefer to be labelled with a full-on “grumpy” or a dyspeptic “tetchy”  than a merely petulant-sounding “peevish”. … Continue reading

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Tattenham Corner

I suppose the fact that it’s staged on a racecourse always lends a certain speculative zest to the York National Book Fair. I always tend in any case secretly to feel that buying a book for hoped-for resale at a … Continue reading

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The President’s Snuff Box

Old friends are always welcome round here at Tooting Towers, but so are new ones – especially when they come bearing gifts.   Quite what might have been said about me in advance to our guest the other night, whom I … Continue reading

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The Blacking Factory

A little tangential this – but with books and their histories in our hands there are safaris in time as well as space. That’s what we booksellers do. Some of you will perhaps remember a whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, piece I wrote … Continue reading

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