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Holiday Hours

Here are our holiday hours:

Thursday, 21st December:
10am~8pm
Friday, 22nd December: 10am~8pm
Saturday, 23rd December: 10am~8pm
Sunday, 24th December: 10am~4pm

There's still time to order that special book - we will be placing our last order for the season at 11.30am on December 19th, with books expected to arrive before we close for the holidays.

We will be closed on December 25th and 26th, then open for our normal hours on December 27th. We will be closed for New Year's Day, January 1st.

Best wishes for the season to all our customers.

Reviews and Recommendations

A Column of Fire
Ken Follett
Reviewed by Phil

A Column of Fire is the latest novel in Follet's Kingsbridge series - the earlier books being The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. A Column of Fire begins in England in 1858 - a time of great religious conflict, when Protestants and Catholics jostle for power. With the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, Protestants momentarily have the upper hand, but the rest of Europe turns against the island nation. The book follows the life of Ned Willard, a spy in Queen Elizabeth's employ. Ned is a Protestant who falls in love with Margery Fitzgerald, daughter of a wealthy Catholic businessman. There are spies and plots to overthrow the queen, international intrigue, assassinations and petty rivalries.

This is a rich and complex story which brings 16th-century England to life. I was fascinated by the way the book reveals the history of that era, prompting me to look up details from history lessons long forgotten.


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