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Book Haul with my Austen tenner

Friday, October 20, 2017

I had seen some people on Twitter spending their first new ten pound note, the one with Jane Austen on, on books by women. It sounded like a great idea to me so I kept hold of my first ten pound note with a view to spending it in the charity shops and secondhand shops of North Yorkshire while I was away on holiday.

It was interesting to be solely focussing on books by women. I tend to just pick books up by title and then by blurb if I like the sound of them. The first book I picked up, The Light Between Oceans, is by an author called M L Steadman, so I had to google to see if that was a woman. She is! I haven't heard of the film, but the book sounded intriguing. I bought this in a bookshop in Sedbergh, known as England's Book Town, apparently.

I next picked up The Help in an Age Concern shop in Bedale. I've seen the film and really liked it, so I'm intrigued to see whether the book is as good.

The next three books I bought from a tea room just a few doors down from our holiday cottage. There were tons of books in there and I spent a while browsing, but came away with The House at Riverton, The Tea Planter's Wife, and The Spy Game.

Some of these don't seem like my usual kind of book, but I liked the sound of all of them and am looking forward to reading them. Have you read any of them?

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