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Grab a bargain book and help a charity
A RARE first edition book by a Nobel prizewinner is amongst the items up for grabs in a Princes Risborough charity sale this week.
More than 100 old books are going on sale at the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care shop in High Street up until Saturday March 9.
The charity, which provides specialist 24 hour hospice at home care for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Bucks, hopes the book sale will contribute towards their aim of raising £1.8million this year.
Shop assistant Nicole Pedrick said: “Most of these books represent a real bargain at just £1 each, but we also have a number of quite rare treasures. For example, a complete seven-book encyclopaedia, Newnes Pictorial Knowledge from 1932, which is on offer at £50, and a first edition of Nobel-prizewinning author J M Coetzee’s first novel, Dusklands, for £40.
“We also have some excellent children’s books, including Babies Three, illustrated by Honor C Appleton, at £50; More Slimtales by Mary Chell at £15 and Under the Window, a children’s poetry book by the Victorian writer and illustrator Kate Greenaway, for £10.”
She added: “The Old Books Sale is a new idea. We want to make the most of the huge range of antique books we have been given.”
The book shop is open from 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9.30am-4pm on Saturdays.