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The Tyranny of Books...

Books. One of my very favourite things. I was a bookworm from the time I first learnt to read...sneaking up to other children's bedrooms at parties to see what they had until an adult (usually my Dad) came up to drag me back down, telling me to 'be sociable!'

 I also married a bookworm...and our idea of heaven is to visit bookshops and (especially) second hand ones on our travels and bring armfuls home...we have a LOT!
 Cookbooks especially...I've been a food professional for 34 years in one way or another and it's another thing that has always fascinated me...so I amassed a massive collection (over 2,000 at one point..)
Magazines too - music, interiors, food (naturally)...anything interesting. I'm sure that many of you are the same, it's not a unique obsession. But I've discovered some things about the acquisition of books and myself over the past year or so. Part of the change I referred to in an earlier post is a considerable shift in my attitude t…

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