“We went to a pig sale and came back as fledgling antiquarian book dealers. Two years previously I had returned from Africa and started working for the National Farmer’s Union or NFU as everybody called it. I met Sue in 1962. Finding somewhere to live was a problem because literally there was nowhere to let and the thought of buying a house and being lumbered with a big mortgage was alien to our philosophy. Eventually we took over the tenancy of a small twenty- acre farm, complete with a house, for the grandiose sum of £120 per year or about two pounds and fifty pence a week.”
Want to read more?
Why not buy our book, “Tales of Our Book Dealing Life”! It’s full of tales, tribulations and the challenges, and quirks, of creating and growing a business throughout the 1960s to modern times!
We’ve also written these other books which reflect on our colourful and interesting lives.
Tales Of Our Book Dealing Life
Barrie and Susan Kaye, £15.00
Boa. Memoirs of a Banana Planter in Remote West Africa
Barrie Kaye, £25
Ali and Me. Children of the Colonies
Susan Kaye, £10
A Pit-Village Childhood
Barrie Kaye, £12.50