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  • n. An enthusiastic reader of books.


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  • I will be back to do the rest of course but as bookhound is a non-flyer it will be on one of those solo travelling treats that we have agreed I am going to introduce for myself on an annual basis with his blessing.

    Galveston, oh Galveston

  • In the end we wrapped the baby gamekeeper up in a towel (much like the cat when we're trying to give it tablets) while bookhound pretended this baby was a fish and unhooked the chain appropriately and painlessly.

    40 entries from May 2007

  • I'm always slightly phased by the fact that planes look so sturdy from afar but get close up and personal and there is really nothing to the wing of a plane, sort of wafer thin and all flimsy and wobbly (don't tell bookhound, he's a confirmed non-flyer) Years ago my flatmates and I bought a package holiday to what was then Yugoslavia for £48 all in.

    42 entries from July 2007

  • Though bookhound usually goes off on the trail of books occasionally he returns home with something else entirely and so I'm never surprised and usually delighted with some of his finds.

    Homeless old bag finds happiness at last.

  • Deal or No Deal is just as interactive and the stakes are considerably higher but eventually I had to tell bookhound it was only a game.

    Open the Box

  • The men of the house were all gainfully occupied elsewhere (bookhound out booktracking, the kayaker playing football down in Newlyn and the gamekeeper out on an end of season shoot) and so I awarded myself one of those precious Saturday afternoons consisting of a fire, a pot of tea, uninterrupted silence and a book.

    Yes, I still love Pushkin Press

  • He has peopled his landscape with trees as characters so effectively that I'm thinking I should now go out and talk to ours, especially since bookhound has "trimmed" it, it's probably weeping.

    52 entries from February 2007

  • Nothing seemed to phase Adele though, not even bookhound in his apron bearing the tea tray.

    On World Book Day dovegreyreader asks...Adele Geras

  • Set in Boston and featuring bookhound Henry Sullivan, Hound is a literary murder mystery and "a paean to books, bookselling, and the transformative power of the printed word."

    Closing the books on the local bookshop

  • A bookhound, Henry Sullivan buys and sells books he finds at estate auctions and library sales around Boston and often from the relatives of the recently deceased.

    Hound by Vincent McCaffrey review


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