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It’s been a whole year since I last visited the Chiswick boot sale, which is probably for the best given my inability to say no to bargains!  I picked up some lovely bits and pieces today…

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So, we have eight volumes of Shakespeare, for a grand total of £4.

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A copy of Robinson Crusoe for £2 (the spine is knackered but the covers are gorgeous).

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A pretty book for £1

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Another pretty book for £2 (look at the spine on that!)

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Observer book of military airplanes, £1.

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Four ladybird books and a couple of Beatrix Potter books, £3.

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Big book of animals.  Knackered spine on this one, but the covers are still vibrant.  Full of beautiful line drawings (although some have been defaced by the original owner).

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Some lovely vintage Look & Learn comics, 20p each.

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A huge stack of vintage Dandy comics for £10.

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Last, but not least, this HUGE book (see the first photo at the top which will give you an idea of the size) which I have grand plans for.  £3 for this beast.  The woman had another two copies and wanted £10 for the lot, but I really only needed one (see, I can say no occasionally!).

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Not a bad haul, and I bought a very pretty linen dress too (brand new, and sadly not cheap in the grand scheme of things, but it’s gorgeous)…

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That’s it for this month!

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“What sort of books?”

“Sequential art books”

Comic books?!”

“Graphic novels!”

I was watching an episode of Eastwick while sewing these books, and the conversation quoted above is from that episode – very appropriate, or so I thought!

Earlier this year I bought a load of pages from vintage comic books (mostly Dandy I believe), and made a couple of notebooks using the pages for covers.  They were quite popular, but I got distracted by other things and forgot about them for a while.

So this week I made a few more:

Some A5 in size…

Some that are A5 in width, but a different height…

And some A6 books too:

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