|(A fraction of the Penguins I found on my last UK trip.)|
My plan is much the same as it was this time last year. I am heading off alone and looking forward to spending a couple of weeks doing little other than visiting secondhand book shops in the UK in search of the vintage Penguin titles I haven't yet found, although this time I intend to make it to some of the places I missed last time. I think I will spend a few days in Belgium, catch the ferry to Hull, and then travel to Edinburgh and Manchester, before re-visiting Hay-on-Wye. Beyond that I am yet to decide.
I found hundreds of old Penguins last year, which was many more than I expected to find. The success of that trip was almost entirely built on the assistance I was given by readers of this blog in tracking down book shops which carried a decent stock of vintage Penguins (together with the opportunity I had to meet Simon, and Adam, and Pam). And this was also true of my trips later in the year to Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney: each time I was guided to wonderful book shops I otherwise wouldn't have found.
And so I thought I would take the opportunity to pose the same question I asked last time. Is there any village I should particularly head to? Any shop that I shouldn't miss? If you have any advice or recommendations, I would love to hear them, and if you have seen a stash of old Penguins for sale anywhere in the UK I would love to know.