A few days in York

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We have just  returned yesterday after three days in York .I managed to write up  the last three post ,before I went away .We missed a holiday earlier in the year so choose to have a couple of nights in York to make up for it .We decide to do a ghost walk on the first night around the minster and shambles in York .This was from the doors of the minster and I would recommend this walk to one and all the chap doing it fitted the part to a tee , he was old in black and a top hat and had lived in york most of his life .He told us about the cat trail a series of cats place around York .

20150915_104053 .So we managed to sleep after tales of dead Roman soldiers marching in front of you  and children being sealed in a plague house (two of the stories from the tour ) .

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We passed this every day on our way into York the birthplace of Auden .The second day we visited a few shops and then we had booked to do a tour of the Chocolate story a history of the chocolate making in York the quaker families that started Terry’s Rowntrees and Craven , how they started to make chocolate the iconic bars like Kitkat and chocolate oranges (and lemons once upon a time ) .The tour end with a trip around the gift shop and a very nice hot chocolate .

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We then took a bus tour where we saw Cliffords tower at the top of this post a number of the gates and the castle and wall of York .

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We then took a walk by the river and then through the park where A chap said you could feed the squirrels , Amanda tried this and got very close to this squirrel but screamed as it got to near .

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Now back to what the blog is about , yes I can confirm there is a number of bookshops in York and I visited a number of them and this is what I came back with .

 

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These are the books , the first for  my Moomin readings .Books from writers I know already Amos Oz ,Andre Malraux  , Heinrich Boil  all three have featured on the blog . Another is one mentioned years ago Franz Werfel who Peter Stefan Jungk mention in an interview a number of years ago as he had written the biography of him . Baiha blues is a prize-winning French novel set in Brazil .A second book by Alain Robbe Grillet to the one I read earlier this month . Then there is The brothers Karamzov a book I should have read but haven’t .Then the huge epic Red Horse by Eugenio Corti a highly regard novel in Italy it was their book of the decade .So We are planning a return trip next year to go to all the places we haven’t seen this time .

 

 

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 19:36:19

    Nice finds and it sounds like the trip was great!🙂

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 23:05:00

    I enjoyed your photos on Facebook too, Stu:)

    Reply

  3. MarinaSofia
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 05:36:00

    Ubelievable – there are bookshops in York as well? Loved your comment: ‘Yes, I can confirm there are…’ and that you just couldn’t resist.

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  4. JacquiWine
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 07:01:11

    Sounds like you had a lovely trip, Stu. Nice haul of books – the Moomins are a delight!

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  5. BookerTalk
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 19:43:46

    Books + chocolate + old buildings = bliss in my view

    Reply

  6. Sarah
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 06:56:28

    Glad you had a lovely break and hope you enjoy your new books!

    Reply

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