About & Awards

Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is  Barbara, although I much prefer my nick-names of Bob or Bobbie.

I’ve been married to Terry for 45 years, have a son, two beautiful granddaughters (hello Zoe Rose and Lilly Grace), two grown-up grandsons, and a lovely daughter-in-law. The only fly in the ointment is that they live in Australia and Terry and I live in the UK so it’s a bit of a long-distance relationship.

I have an ongoing love affair with anything furry (oh misses!) dogs, cats, and Koala bears being my favourites. My other passions are vintage children’s books, vintage games, nursery china (especially anything decorated with animals or children) with designs by Eileen Soper or Chloe Preston.

My ‘hobbies’ are attending fetes, book fairs, auctions, visiting wildlife sanctuaries, walking, and of course reading.  Most (but not all) of the books featured on this blog are for sale on my website March House Books please call in if you have the time.

March House Books

Update;  March House Books closed in July 2015. Barbara will continue to blog and visit other blogs as often as she can.

March House Books is an online book shop specialising in the sale of gently used children’s and illustrated books. Every item in our store is accompanied by a picture or pictures so that you can see exactly what you are buying. We also provide comprehensive condition reports.

Our online catalogues allow you to peruse our unique and diverse assortment of rare and hard to find books. Each time you visit our store you will find a variety of newly-added items.

If you are looking for a unique gift or trying to find a book which remains in your memory from childhood you may well find it amongst our stock. Over the years it often becomes difficult to remember the name of an author or even the title of a favourite book but the essence remains with you - so why not create those kinds of memories for someone you love.

A Great Big Thank You to;

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