More Bookshop visits in England and Edinburgh

I’m still having the best time combining work and being a tourist in the UK.

Since my last blog post we had the privilege of visiting Hill Top Farm, owned by Beatrix Potter for 40 years and now left to the National Trust. It was such a treat to walk in the rooms where she wrote, imagine Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck hiding about her garden.

We then travelled north to beautiful Edinburgh where I said hello again to the statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby and called into Waterstones Edinburgh where I met the lovely Nora. I also popped in to the Golden Hare Bookshop and enjoyed a performance at the International Storytelling Festival. And of course we visited The Elephant House cafe where JKR began writing Harry Potter.

Heading south again I visited The White Rose Bookshop and cafe in  Thirsk and Monday I had the biggest thrill in visiting the birthplace of Matthew Flinders and the wonderful statue of Flinders and Trim which stands proudly in the centre of Donington.

Now back in London again I visited the office of New Frontier before attending a brilliant performance of Michael Morpurgo’s,

I Believe in Unicorns by Danyah Miller from Wizard at the Southbank Centre.

Final stop for the day was Daunt Books in Cheapside where Sam had placed an order for Scruffle-Nut and A Cat Called Trim and had asked me to come back and sign them.

I’ll sleep well tonight. Here are some photos.

I have many more photos to share but the wifi here doesn’t like me so I’ll need to add another time. Apologies. Corinne


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  1. Chris What a wonderful trip! I loved Hill Top and visiting Bobby too. Enjoy every amazing moment. xx
    October 30, 2019 at 7:44 am · Reply
    • corinne Thank you Chris. I had a wonderful time but arrived home early yesterday so fighting the jet-lag now. x
      October 30, 2019 at 4:15 pm · Reply

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