Saturday, January 28, 2012


Nothing gives me greater pleasure than when am asked to find books that I enjoyed in my formative years ! and when a lovely clean copy, complete with dust jacket of a "Billy Bunter",and a first edition as well,appears before me I am really delighted.It will join my "Biggles" and "Just William" books to be found in my "Children and Just William' section on my web site,
Just to complete my day a gorgeous copy, in great condition, of "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame came into my possession.For me this is the most wonderful of children's books and the stories and their delightful illustrations of Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole take me back to the radio broadcasts of Uncle Mac.Oh Happy Days !


After many months of forced inactivity due to a major ankle operation I find myself back at my keyboard !Never again he says ! And I mean it !
So much has happened in the world but books are still books despite what is said about what the future offers for the good old book whether hard or soft cover.There is nothing like a book !
However despite the financial mess the world's economies are in I have no doubt that the book business will survive. Unfortunately many of my colleagues with increasing rents and falling sales may disappear but I shall with your  support continue to scour the remains of the trade to find those elusive books for you !
Yes, "Doug Finds Books !"