Jane the Booklady

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Occupation Antique Books and Collectables, talks and cookery demonstrations
Location South West England, United Kingdom
Introduction I run my own business in old, rare or just interesting books. I also sell things that I like and I've found other people like, you know- old pretty jugs, kitchenalia, wooden boxes, antique quilts, that sort of thing. I have recently become an Independent Celebrant and I enjoy meeting people and helping them create personal, meaningful ceremonies for all the important stages of life. I live in a wonderful eccentric, friendly terrace of Victorian houses. I have two grown up children, a talkative cat and a wonderfully supportive partner. My garden is overgrown and so is my hair and my book collection and waistline seem to have expanded with the years. I love cooking for people and to see my friends and family around a table chatting, eating and drinking wine has to be one of the best pleasures in life.
Interests Antique books, France, Italy, perfume, social history, picking posies, photography, Arthur Rackham, Willebeek le Mair, Malory's Morte D'Arthur, Poetry, Edward Thomas, Laurie Lee, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Vintage, cookery, England, English villages, cottage gardens, keeping hens, bees, herbs, gardening, Old English Roses, Requiems, wild swimming, tree climbing, Art, artists, Gwen John, Winifred Nicholson, Vermeer, Pre- Raphaelites
Favorite Movies Some Like it Hot, Pulp Fiction, An Education, Sense and Sensibility, Fried Green Tomatoes, Room with a View, Diva
Favorite Music Requiems, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac, Keane, David Bowie, Stereophonics, Annie Lennox
Favorite Books Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge, Persuasion, Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, The Magic Apple Tree, Susan Hill, Friday's Child, Georgette Heyer, The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett, As I walked out One Midsummer, Morning Laurie Lee, The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis, Potent Pleasures, Eloisa James

Your hand has been replaced by a rubber stamp. What does it say?

" Ne Purfe we us Spillan" Sorry to be so pretentious but they ask such banal questions. (Anglo Saxon for 'we need not destroy each other' I always thought it could be the intellectual's CND car slogan...)