Sunday, 24 February 2013

Angel Pavement

Astute observers may have deduced that this blog hasn`t been receiving my full attention for a while.

The reason for this is the usual one, that with a number of competing claims on my time something had to give.

I will bring it back to life at some point, but in the meantime I will be posting the odd thing at , but not much elsewhere.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Quotation Station

"Life is nothing without enthusiasms."

Richard Pankhurst (Richard Marsden Pankhurst 1834 - 1898)

I can`t claim to be an expert on the Pankhursts, and if anything I`m inclined to think the two Richards may actually be the more interesting characters.

 A quick skim around the net did produce this handy guide to the Pankhurst family, which may be of interest ;

I believe their are some items relating to the life of the younger Richard (grandson of Richard Marsden Pankhurst) on You Tube.


News From Hoonaloon

Just a quick note to let you know that our monthly newsletter is online now and can be found at .

A number of recent additions to our stock are highlighted in the newsletter, whilst details of some others can be found at , and .

If you want to see details of our entire stock, click here ;


Nick + Ann-Marie
Hoonaloon Books

Monday, 10 September 2012

Community Concern Erewash

Back in March I mentioned Community Concern Erewash.

 CCE is  based in Cotmanhay, said to be the most deprived area in Derbyshire, and provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in Erewash, whilst giving volunteers the chance to acquire  practical skills into the bargain.

CCE and an associated project, Bright Street Laundry, are 20 years old this year and are looking for new ways to raise their profile and also to raise funds.

With this in mind they have now taken out a page on the website

To see their page, click here ; .

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Samuel Morley 1809 - 1886

This is `Nottingham Arboretum : Bust of Samuel Morley` by photographer John Sutton (

Morley was a prominent 19th century British social reformer, anti-slavery campaigner and trade union sympathiser.

To find out more about him, see my article `Samuel Morley of Nottingham` at .

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hoonaloon News September 2012

Among his many other interests, Harold H Mather was noted for taking an active interest in conservation, preservation and the history of Nottinghamshire, with a particular interest in industrial heritage.

His `Clock and Watch Makers of Nottinghamshire` is just one of the titles featured in the current Hoonaloon News. To find out more. click here ; .

Friday, 31 August 2012

News From Hoonaloon 31 August 2012

During July we had a sale during which all the stock we were offering via ABE was discounted by 25%.

At the end of July we entered into an arrangement with ABE whereby all the stock discounted in that sale remained on offer at the discounted price but all new stock added after the end of July went online at the full price.

As August comes to an end, we`ve decided to continue that arrangement a little longer.

All the items we still have in stock that were part of the July sale are still being offered at the sale price - a 25% discount on their `normal` price - but all stock added after the end of July is online at the full price.

We can`t afford to continue with this offer indefinitely, so don`t look a gift horse in the mouth,  strike now while the iron`s hot, make hay while the sun shines and generally seize the day.

But above all else - Respect the Book !