You are here: Home

Introduction G. A. Michael Sims (Books), aka A Book for all Reasons and ABfaR. We sell second-hand, out-of-print and collectable books. Our stock falls into four main categories:


Naval and military history especially the Royal Naval Patrol Service of WW2

Specific authors from the golden age of modern fiction (1900-1960) notably Dornford Yates

Miscellaneous non-fiction from Architecture to Travel with a good section on East Anglian (Suffolk and Norfolk) local history and topography

Fiction in a variety of genres from crime to sci-fi

You can search our stock or browse the categories. The latter will give you more of a 'real' bookshop experience but the former will give a quick result if you know exactly what you are looking for.

Don't worry about search results or viewing catalogues listing books under an AntiQbook banner. We use AntiQbook to provide the search and database facility for you.

*   *   *

The software that looks after the 'news' posts in the right hand column is playing up and I haven't yet had time to investigate the problem so I'm afraid that the 'news' is out of date.

The only one currently working seems to be the Latest Stock Additions.

We are still trading through the pandemic and are taking advantage of Royal Mail's collection service so that we don't have to visit any post office. I am afraid that this does, however, mean that delivery will take an extra day as once orders are paid for we process them one day and have them collected by Royal Mail the following day.


The ABfaR Blog

A recent contribution on the ABfaR blog is an update for the 75th anniversary in February this year of the raid which led to the installation of an 'immediate danger' air raid warning in 1942, a warning which sounded like the call of a cuckoo. Prior to that was a brief piece about Georgette Heyer's An Infamous Army with illustrations of the maps from the 1st edition for those reading later editions without them.



Lowestoft Ephemera

I maintain another site called Old Lowestoft. It is a collection point for various ephemeral items of local historical interest. Buried within that site is Letters from Lowestoft, a collection of letters of local Lowestoft war news written during WW2.

For information about the 1916 German bombardment of Lowestoft during WW1 you can find the full text of my family's account of the bombardment on the 'Old Lowestoft' site.

Latest stock additions

I'm adding new stock as time permits, usually only 20-30 books at a time.

I have managed to add a couple of posts to my blog but little else.

I have continued buying interesting stock when it has been offered and I still have a Georgette Heyer collection waiting to be processed.

In the meantime please watch this space!


Content © 2013/19 G. A. Michael Sims

Powered by CMSimple_XH | Template by CMSimple_XH as modified | (X)html | css | Login