Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bookshop chat

This is a 15th Century bookshop in Lewes, north of Brighton, called, er, The 15th Century Bookshop. Lewes is an oasis in philistine southern England. Virginia Woolf owned a house a hundred yards or so away from the High Street, where this picture was taken. And, this week, on a stall outside another bookshop nearby, I saw copies of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Delillo's Mao II and a book called Torture in the Eighties. Unfortunately, I had to report the shop to the authorities for failing to display the obligatory tattered Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War
My Secret History
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Luther: An Introduction to His Thought
Friedrich Hoelderlin: Selected Poems and Letters

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