The Book Barge Independent Bookshop

YAH for Schools

When I used to visit my school library it was invariably to borrow another Sweet Valley High book, which the shelves had a glut of. For anyone not familiar with the series (there are 152 books in it spanning 20 years), it followed the lives…

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#fail

I got the date of Walton Craft Fair wrong. It’s the 24th February, not the 23rd. Still 1-4pm though. Still lots of books for sale. Still popularly priced. The address is: Main Street, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8JW. Really hope you can make it.

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Infidelity

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day my book-loving cheris. I trust Cupid has darted you all good and proper. Somewhat traumatically, that last sentence has spawned images of Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham pre-weight loss and in Sexy Cherub garb. Let’s move on swiftly… I’m writing to admit…

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Hats Off to the Moroccans

We’re back on home towpath after a happy December/January adventuring along West African shores. There were wrecks to hunt, horses to canter and, on no less than three occasions in one day, policemen styled circa Miami Vice to argue spurious traffic offences with in our…

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Land ahoy!

Hello! It’s been a while… Let me tell you about it. The first thing you’ll hopefully notice is a new, albeit rather late, brandspankingnew website. The dreamy design and mechanics are all Stu’s, who translated endless demands for “more nauticalia!” into something remarkably tasteful. The…

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