I am back in Sydney now but cannot leave Tasmania without writing about a bookshop. Impossible to visit a town and not go to a bookshop and Pam knows them all well.
On our last morning Pam joined Kathryn and I for coffee as she was very kindly taking us to the airport, and suggested we go to Fullers in Hobart town centre. A simply lovely shop - open and airy, lots of space, an excellent selection of books and gifts and, of course, an excellent coffee shop. I do think the combination of books, coffee and Danish is a marriage made in heaven. It goes without saying that I came away with a few goodies, mainly indulgences, a book on crochet and a set of postcards and pencils so that you can design your own. I am not exactly Picasso but looking forward to having a go at these.
Then I spotted the latest Camilla Lackberg, The Lost Boy, which is not yet available in the UK (I think) and when I drew this to Kathryn's attention she bought it. Books in Australia are very expensive indeed but as we were both going to read it felt it was a good investment (yes, I know....). After a good look round, coffee, a chat with Jocelyn who was behind the counter upon whom I bestowed my card (do hope you read this Jocelyn so that you know what a great bookshop Fullers is), it was time to head for the airport and say goodbye to Pam who was simply WONDERFUL and I am determined to return for another visit as I must say I really took to Tassie.
And just to mention that I hardly had a word out of Kathryn all day while she read the Lackberg, she then passed it on to me and ditto......
Next posts will be bringing you up to date on my doings in Sydney.