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Kerry
About My Library

My library has been drastically reduced - in physical size - over the last two years. In June 2022 we moved to a modest 3 bed semi but we have spent the previous 30-odd years living in large (at least 5 bedroomed) detached vicarages with book cases in every room (apart from the bathroom). The advent of ebooks has helped as there are not many books that I must have in paper format and I have reduced this number to 1,737 (31st March 2023). Discarding books is not something that I can do in one fell swoop but I managed a few every week. Some have been sold - my Chalet School hardback collection was more valuable than I thought - some have gone to friends or charity shops, and there were even a few that were in such bad condition that the paper recycling bin was the only place for them.

Trying to look on the bright side: I had the pleasure of arranging my book cases and then my books in a fresh new location. After a few months of re-arranging furniture I even bought a new bookcase so I actually have spare capacity!

Kevin the Vicarage Cat, recently a Cheshire Cat, is no longer with us and we miss him every day, but the new house is closer to a main road and is currently part of a building site, so it may be for the best that we left him in a peaceful country garden.

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That isn't me - it's Kevin the Vicarage Cat - now resting forever in the garden.

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