So, I tried to stay quite sensible in sales-mad January. I bought quite a few pairs of marked down shoes (mostly sensible flats), perfume, a new suitcase and a rug for the living room. And that was meant to be it. However I *may* have accidentally-on-purpose just purchased a stack of 19 books from discount book sellers The Book People
. I get their email newsletters and usually try not to open them because it is too tempting, but this time I succumbed. However, the total price for all 19 books PLUS delivery was £31. That is almost better than charity shop prices! Have a look at my amazing stash:
The best bargain was ‘Dogs in Vogue’, which is a gorgeous coffee table book full of doggie fashion illustrations and photographs from Vogue magazine in the past 100 years. RRP is £40 and the marked down price on Amazon is £22. The Book People are selling it for a bargainous SIX POUNDS
I also bought Jamie Oliver’s American cookbook. Lots of people like to diss Jamie these days, but I think his recipes are fantastic and I like the way he doesn’t talk down to you. The rest of the lot was all novels – a set of three Dorothy Parkers, three Ellis Peters (Father Cadfael detective novels, which I have never read before), Katie Fforde (my favourite chick lit author) and the complete Sherlock Holmes collection by Arthur Conan Doyle. I’ve just greatly enjoyed reading a 30s murder mystery by Edmund Crispin
sent to me, so am well up for a spate of crime novels.
If you do have a look on The Book People website
I would suggest sticking to coffee table books or novel sets. Their individual paperback fiction doesn’t appear to be very discounted, but if you buy things in sets you can get some serious deals (my 8-book Sherlock Holmes set was on £5 for instance).