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Jesus, I seem to be enjoying a run of book-finding luck.

Some of you know that I adore Antonia Forest's books, especially the school stories. Alas, as I got them out of the library as a child, I only owned one of them. Until a week ago. You see, these books are hugely sought after, and as a result are terribly expensive second hand. But every time I go to a second hand shop, I always check the 'F' section of the children's shelves, more out of habit than in expectation of actually finding one.

And then, early last week, I was walking past Chapter's on Abbey Street, and on a whim decided to have a look at the kidlit section. And what should be there but Attic Term! For two quid, as opposed to the fifty for which it's often offered on abebooks et al. So I was thrilled. And then yesterday I got The Cricket Term on eBay for a tenner. And then today I went to the library in Dun Laoghaire, and popped in to the second hand book shop there. And what should I find, for one shiny euro, but End of Term! I think I actually squeaked with excitement. So now I have all the Kingscote books, which makes me very happy.

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revely
Jan. 26th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
My jealousy knows no bounds! All I own are Autumn Term and Falconer's Lure, alas. The rest were my aunt's who *sold them* to a school book drive when I was in junior high. I've never actually forgiven her for that. Keep looking in the 'F' sections and if you ever find any more I'll buy them from you. *g*
yiskah
Jan. 26th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
Argh! So. Jealous. The only one I have is...oh arse, I can't even remember the name of it, but it's the one where Peter ends up on a boat, and it's not even close to being as good as any of the Kingscote books! I'm tempted to go back to my old high school library and steal them, because I'm sure that they're not being appreciated there...
stellanova
Jan. 27th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
Try eBay.co.uk! They actually have a lot of them, and lots of them are really, really cheap - like, £1.50.
yiskah
Jan. 27th, 2004 04:12 am (UTC)
I have a sort of irrational fear of eBay, because I don't really understand it, and because I fear getting swept up in the excitement of an auction and buying all sorts of things I can't afford. The lure of Antonia Forest books is enough to get me over the fear, though!
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