Tom Lintern Mole & Oxford 2016 & Sabotage

At Cambridge I ran into Tom Lintern Mole from Antiquates. He is now managing the Oxford Premier Fair, along with Conor Pattenden – so has his hands full. He found time for a quick plug though:

Please don’t forget that the fair is moving for this year. Building works at the Headington Campus mean that we have to go down the road to their Wheatley campus. This year’s address is: Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX

free ticket image Click here for a free ticket to the Oxford Fair

Whilst interviewing Tom, I was finally able to capture my nemesis in the act. Neil Summersgill Who I suspect is in the pay of Amazon or some other nefarious group, has been hiding behind me and making many of my interviewees laugh. Here at Industry & Idleness we don’t encourage laughter!

Here is the proof for all too see of his terrible behaviour. I shall expect a written apology when I next see him.


Children’s & Illustrated / Travel Fair

Two for the price of one

Next weekend (Saturday 19th March) we are attending two PBFA fairs at once. This is easier than it may seem, as this year, the Children’s & Illustrated Fair, and the Travel book fair are both being held in the same hotel.
Please do see the information below for more details. Click on the tabs for free tickets, and most importantly – come along to visit us!
Between the two fairs there will be 56 stalls offering some very special items.

There are links to free tickets to each fair at the bottom of this post:

Hope to see you at the fair.

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The Travel & Exploration Book Fair now in its 21st year offers you the opportunity to view and purchase a wide selection of antiquarian books, maps, photographs and prints that relate to travel and exploration in all parts of the world. In particular, we will celebrate the centenary of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, and Wilfrid Thesiger’s epic first crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter in



We look forward to welcoming old and new visitors in this our new venue for 2016!

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For both fairs the venue is: Hilton London Olympia Hotel, 380 Kensington High Street, London W14 8NL,

tel: 0207 603 3333

Richard Hodgson & Harrogate Fair

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The set up at the Cambridge fair

Whilst present at the Cambridge Fair recently,  I had the pleasure to have the stand next to Mr Hodgson (I knew i had upset Phil recently – but not that much!)  Above is a panorama of the Cambridge set up (I do like my panoramic shots).

Richard was telling me all about the Harrogate fair and his plans for this – so I took the opportunity to interview him for the blog.