“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Friday, April 9, 2010

No, Kev, it's not you...

Cousin Kevin (The Repairman Cometh) thought he'd had one too many when he spotted the door of this lovely book shop in Canterbury. He might have, of course, but in terms of the door it was just age taking its toll on the former Old King's School Shop, which was founded so many years ago everyone's forgotten exactly when. If you look closely, it says "circa" 1647 above the door!
Doesn't this look like a great spot for a book signing?


Maggie said...

I was ready to immediately hit re-load on this page when I saw the crooked door! It would be a PERFECT place for a book signing!

PurestGreen said...

I've been to Canterbuy and I never saw this. So disappointed - I would have loved it. Thanks for posting this. If I ever get back to Canterbury I will seek it out.

Daffycat said...

Oh, I LOVE it!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Reminds me of the nursery rhyme about the crooked man...I can't remember the whole thing, but something about "..he bought a crooked cat, who caught a crooked mouse and they all lived together in a little crooked house".

Is there any way to have a booksigning there? It's perfect! (I'd probably start leaning, too, if I looked at it too long...)

Miss Footloose said...

A door with a mind of its own, a door with a sense of humor, a door a bit off-center: And behind it me signing my book about my (mis)adventures living the curly life abroad.

I can dream.

TheLadyWhoLunches said...

Wow! How amazing is that! This is one of my favorite things about traveling through England - the sheer age of some of the things.
What a lovely door.