Sunday, 5 October 2014
In February, 2012, I bought two used books at the Causeway Book-shop in the wonderful village of Bushmills, County Antrim.
Sadly, that former Aladdin's Cave of historic reading material, glassware, pottery etc has since closed down.
I bought The Mitred Earl, by Brian Fothergill, a fascinating history of Frederick Augustus (Hervey), 4th Earl of Bristol and Lord Bishop of Derry.
His lordship is commonly known as The Earl-Bishop.
It's a paperback. Is it still published by Faber and Faber? It's certainly a National Trust Classic.
I lent my copy to a former friend who never bothered to return it.
Nevertheless, I purchased another used copy on Ebay today for the princely (!) sum of £2.81, including postage.