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Welcome to Lodge Books, a small, second hand bookshop located on South Back Lane in Bridlington's Old Town.

Having spent some 30 years working in a variety of accounting environments and having packed my son off to university, the opportunity arose to realise a long held ambition to open a book shop, and in what better place to do so than Bridlington.

The aim is to provide a good range of second hand books to satisfy the reading habits of local residents, regular visitors to the town and newcomers alike. In addition, I am looking forward to featuring the works of local authors with the hope of introducing them to a wider readership and offering readers the opportunity to try something new.


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    2014 - A Year In Books - Week 52

    Created - Tue, Dec 30th, 2014 - viewed 3514 times

    And finally, we come to the end of our year in books with Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters, an American author with over fifty novels to her credit. Billed as 'A Vicky Bliss Murder Mystery' this appears to be the second in the series, but does not...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 51

    Created - Tue, Dec 23rd, 2014 - viewed 3547 times

    Wideacre by Philippa Gregory is a novel set in the eighteenth century South Downs; although I am more familiar with her other (earlier) historical novels such as The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen. Having said that she apparently has a PhD in eighteenth century literature and so I...


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    2014 - A Year In Books - Week 50

    Created - Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 - viewed 3592 times

    It is rare that I re-visit books I have read in the past simply because there are so many new and interesting ones to read. However, there is a very small number that are worth re-reading every now and again, and 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is a...


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    2014 - A Year In Books - Week 49

    Created - Tue, Dec 9th, 2014 - viewed 3625 times

    Having recently watched the US TV adaptation (which is excellent) of this book, I felt it was high time I read House of Cards by Michael Dobbs, and in fact also went on to read the sequel To Play the King, as they were in the same volume. This is...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 48

    Created - Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 - viewed 3622 times

    December already, and I've just finished reading the third of a series of books by James Runcie called Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil, which some may deduce, from the credits of the recently aired TV series, comes under the banner of The Grantchester Mysteries. There are in fact...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 47

    Created - Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 - viewed 3652 times

    This week I am going to let you know about a book that I shall be re-reading during December, simply because it can, and perhaps should, be read like an advent calendar – the chapters run from the first of December to the twenty-fourth. It is The Christmas Mystery by...


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    2014 - A year in Books - Week 46

    Created - Tue, Nov 18th, 2014 - viewed 3701 times

    Often I have a couple of books on the go at the same time – a fiction and a non-fiction – and I have recently been reading The Domesday Quest by Michael Wood and Venus Envy by Louise Bagshawe (a.k.a. Louise Mensch, the former MP for Corby). Now, the latter...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 45

    Created - Tue, Nov 11th, 2014 - viewed 3716 times

    I do enjoy historical fiction but I can't recall ever having gone further back than the 16th century. However, with The Silver Pigs, Lindsey Davis' first book in the Falco series, I was transported back to AD 70 and the Roman Empire. And what a lot of fun that turned...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 44

    Created - Tue, Nov 4th, 2014 - viewed 3759 times

    These days my sense of adventure extends as far as picking up a book to read which I know absolutely nothing about – this is where a good synopsis is vital. Cold by John Smolens is such a book.In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where in winter savage snow storms blow in...


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    2014 - A Year in books - Week 43

    Created - Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 - viewed 3535 times

    Ken Follett is possibly best known for his historical epics such as The Pillars of the Earth but they have not so far appealed to me. However, I came across Night Over Water and decided to sample his acclaimed storytelling.This is a tale set in 1939 at the outbreak of...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 42

    Created - Tue, Oct 21st, 2014 - viewed 3536 times

    I have long thought that I might read something by Maya Angelou and the time has arrived. As well as poetry, essays and children's books she has written her autobiography in six parts, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – where else would I begin?This volume tells...


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    2014 - A Year in Books - Week 41

    Created - Tue, Oct 14th, 2014 - viewed 3573 times

    I have looked at The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg as a potential read previously but rejected it on the basis that a front cover review refers to '...blood-curdling horror' – I don't do Horror as a genre. However, this time when I picked it up I started reading and was...


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