My favourite independent bookshop is Broadhursts of Southport. They wrap up whatever you’ve bought in brown paper and string and are super-friendly. That being said, I do have others that I am very fond of, as discussed in a recent Top Ten Tuesday. I am generally that strange customer who wanders around for about forty-five minutes, looking increasingly panicked as I realise ust how many books there are in the world that I want to read and the yawning impossibility of my ever getting through all of them let alone being able to afford every single one. I am picking 1066 and All That because I always think of this as a massive feat of salesmanship – I went in to browse with a friend, the book-sellers promised me free books for my then class and out of gratitude I bought this. To be fair, I think that everyone should own their own copy of 1066 and all that, it is one of the most quotable books ever written.