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Another article purring over the beautiful, old-fashined Daunt Books in the Londonist.

Daunt Books is how a bookshop should be – rows of gleaming books ready to be devoured, comfy chairs placed near coffee table books, helpful staff who read and can reccomend.

It is a sanctury for those who love reading. I often go in there when I am passing, not even to buy a book (although sometimes I cannot resist the temptation) but just to sit among books in a beautiful setting.

It is also the perfect place to get books for travel writing. Every section on the bottom floor is divided by country and has easy to find travel books, cook books, coffee table books, history books, biography, fiction…all about that one place.

On my recent trip to Spain I dipped into the Spanish section on the ground floor to find a book to accompany me on the journey. I found a lovely, small travel book about an English writer living in an obscure Andalucian village called The Factory of Light, by Michael Jacobs.

A gem.

Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.

(Open Monday – Saturday 9am – 7.30pm and Sundays 11am – 6pm)

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Biggles – best English sausages in Marylebone.

Or at least according toLondonist who reviewed the legendary sausage shop (est. as London’s first all-sausage emporium in 1989) for St George’s Day.

The first bite almost overwhelmed us with patriotism. Images of Winston Churchill flashed, our ears rang with the stirring sound of Jerusalem and our stomachs filled with pride. For this is a superior sausage sandwich. The meat was totally without gristle. It burst with moisture and didn’t feel fatty. The spices delivered a peppering of background heat. Under normal circumstances we would have smeared it with English mustard, but unfortunately the St. George’s flag doesn’t offer scope for this in its colour palette!”

Read the review here

Biggles, 66 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PF

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