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
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.
Next weekend sees the PBFA book-fair at Durham. Allegedly a fine little fair. (I’ve never actually made it – it is a long way from the south coast). Now run by Jeremiah Vokes (who specializes in detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes material), the fair is being held at the Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham City, DH1 4SZ. Saturday 13th Feb from 10am-4pm. Many of the northern dealers will be there, so it is well worth a visit. If you would like a free ticket to the fair, click on the book here to go to the correct page of the pbfa website.
However, I cannot let mention of Durham pass without mentioning the Tiffins. Tony and Gill Tiffin managed the Durham fair for many years, and always make me feel very welcome when I venture to the north. I caught up with them at the York fair this January, and bribed them into being interviewed. I have to give special thanks to Neil Summersgill, who was behind me whilst i was filming, and kept Gill in fits of giggles!