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Postage and packing is charged extra at cost. Our defaults are the cheapest trackable by Royal Mail to:

    UK - 2nd class up to 2kg, 1st class above that weight, Special Delivery or Parcelforce Express48
    Europe - by Airmail 'signed for' (which is almost the same cost as Surface mail, in a few cases is cheaper, and much quicker)
    Rest of the world - by Surface mail 'signed for' each case, unless you specify otherwise in your order.

Consolidation: In the case of orders for multiple books we will ship as one parcel where weight limits and size limits allow. 'Printed Papers' rate allows parcels of books up to 5kg to be sent to most overseas destinations (Canada and Cambodia excepted, max. 2kg)

Packing: All books are packed for protection at the minumum weight, bubblewrap, book boxes, corrugated cardboard and/or Mailite Plus postal envelopes.

General: The cost of shipping varies with the weight of the total order and the destination so we can't, in fairness, build in a fixed shipping cost. We will add the cost of shipping, including a small amount for the cost of packing, and will email you with the total cost on despatch. Where we are sending to a corporate, institutional or other multi-occupancy address, where payment has been made by a method which obscures the origin or where we are unable to otherwise confirm the delivery address we will add the cost of a 'signed for' or tracked service.

Delivery: may be expected to be made in (working days after posting):


Special delivery
First class
Second class

Next day
1-2 days
3+ days


Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Rest of World

3 days
5 days
5-8 days

Surface mail:

Western Europe
Eastern Europe
North America
South America, Africa and Asia

2 weeks
4 weeks
6-8 weeks
8-10 weeks
12-14 weeks

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!


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