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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007 11:06:24 PM »

Like you, I scored gold. I must say, buying only three bags worth is a real effort in restraint for me. I paid for it dearly on Sunday with very ouch arms. Not good. Must start inspecting stores for granny trolleys. Having said that, my game plan for next year is to use my car and get there well before 8, muscle in a trolley and go for it.

One of my favourite books is one full of woollen dolls. Their interpretation of an Arab is rather amusing... actually their interpretation of everything is rather amusing... and so many future projects lined up its crazy!

Does anyone know if there is a mailing list informing people when its on? I only ever seem to find out by chance...
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007 07:18:22 PM »

I went at about 6pm on Sunday night and that was a huge mistake.  Did anyone else notice the three tables of Dan Brown.  :s
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007 09:27:06 PM »

I missed that one amiemoo, but I always find a tables worth of microwave cookbooks.  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007 02:11:54 AM »

three tables of Dan Brown? Ick! *shudders* you however did miss some fantastically awkward adolescent books. You know the kind your parents give you so that they don't have to explain the bodily changes etc? Hilarious!
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007 04:02:44 AM »

Miss Vicki, we have that Barry Humphries book in our collection at work, it is PURE gold! And librarylass, I think I have the woollen dolls book, do the asian dolls look like S&M dominatrix(es)?
Wooo, I didn't go this time, but it sounds like I've got the good stuff anyway in my vast personal store of dogdy literature!
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2007 06:51:08 PM »

oh dear, I remember THAT woolen doll book.

Yeah, I need to get out my dictionary to re-read the intro to that Barry Humphries book.  I didn't realise that that persona of his was so into big words, even more than me.  I had trouble, LOL, yeah it is pretty funny and serious all at once.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2007 07:03:08 PM »

Okay, so I ended up buying two boxes worth of books (that my poor bf had to carry home for me..tee hee) which are now sprawled all over our loungeroom floor while I read through them.

I should mention that one of my hobbies/loves is collecting old cookbooks/housewife manuals/magazines from the 1940's through the 1980's and I managed to get quite a few good ones this time! Lots of Cooking with Meat books made in the 1950's-1960's with stomach-churning images and lard-filled recipes.

Mmmm...so tasty.  Tongue

So what was everyone's absolute best find?
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2007 05:59:35 PM »

LOL I have the same hobby MissWednesday
There's something about the old recipes, it's like a car crash, it repulses you, but you can't turn away.
The best cookbook I got there was a Merrie Christmas cookbook, which included among other gems a recipe for curried spaghetti, which has tuna, olives, curry, tinned soup and lashings of italian spices MmmMmmm! I actually embroidered it into a sampler for someone in a swap.
Fully illustrated Cooking iwth gelatine also reates a mention for crazy salads  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2007 08:39:30 PM »

jane feebles, yes we do indeed have the same book. S+M and weird Arab pictures (a woollen doll in a nappy does not an Arab make).

On weird recipes, I have a Mrs Beeton reprint from the fifties that have such appetising recipe as calf's head stew, and ads for turtle extract (Made from real West Indian Turtles!). NOT a good time to be a vegan, or vegetarian really. I'll stick with the 'hogless lard' whatever that contains...
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2007 07:20:23 AM »

I was poorly organised and didn't get very much, but I did grab a bunch of old patterns. Anyway, when we were in the car to leave I grabbed one to show my aunt, and it turned out to be the one knitting pattern they ever had in the house in the 70s. Nostalgia attacks!
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