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The hidden pleasures of book hunting

During lockdown, piles of discarded books sprung up everywhere: outside houses, ranging along low walls, balanced precariously atop gate posts. Leafing through them set my imagination alight

By Rosalind Jana  

During lockdown they sprung up everywhere: outside houses, ranging along low walls, balanced precariously atop gate posts. Some were accompanied by handwritten notes saying “help yourself!” Others were sprawled as though abandoned mid-sort. Everyone was getting rid of books, and, in the absence of open charity shops, the unwanted contents of their shelves were free for the taking.

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