Thursday, 6 August 2015

Famous author in Appledore

Yesterday I went for a cycle ride with my mates across Romney Marsh to the village of Appledore in Kent. Not the Appledore in Devon. A lovely sunny day, quiet, winding lanes with the ever present distant roaring of the farm machinery bringing in the cereal harvests. We ate a splendid lunch at the Black Lion on the main street (there is only one street) in Appledore. A good selection of fish dishes – around the table were being consumed in various guises, haddock, cod and mussels.

Next to the pub was the church which advertised local produce for sale in the porch. One of our group wandered in for a perusal.

He came out laughing.

On top of the secondhand book stall sat a well-read copy of that romantic novel, Every Picture, by the famous author and cyclist, Martin Lloyd.

If that were not ignominy enough, another member of the group went in and bought the book. 

I would have sold him a copy at full price had he asked!

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