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Found in books 11: when flying was fun

Haven’t done one of these posts for quite a while. The postcard shows the terminal at Gatwick Airport and is postmarked on the back August 1963. In those days, we had legible postmarks on our mail! The senders were just setting off on holiday and sent a last minute card to a friend. Can you imagine sending such a card today?

gatwickterminal

Usually I have to confess that I can’t remember which book the found item was in but this one I’m sure of because I only got it yesterday. Our local Co-op has introduced a bookcase where people can donate books, videos, DVDs etc. There’s an honesty bucket for Mencap. The books are almost always rubbish paperbacks but yesterday there were lots of hardback Georgette Heyers! They were all in different editions and none had a dustwrapper. Rather sad, really, as probably someone had died and her whole collection been donated. As so often, I couldn’t remember which particular edition I had of any book so I just rummaged for firsts. Best buy: a first of Cotillion which I had in a book club edition. I’m purist enough that I’ll probably keep the first, even though the book club copy has a pretty dustwrapper. No chance of going to the market this morning, due to heavy rain, so these books will be my only find of the week.
Tags: found in books, georgette heyer, old photos
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