Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Strange Coincidence

Once upon a time I had a much loved cookery book called "The Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook" printed in 1970, it's authors included Mary Berry.   This cookbook was so popular that it was upgraded and reprinted many times in various guises.  When we moved house nearly seven years ago this cookbook somehow got lost, I have no idea how!

Meanwhile Mary Berry has been on TV quite a lot lately including the popular "The Great British Bake-Off." which jogged my memory about the much missed cookery book.   I searched the well known internet book site and found there was one left selling for £99.00 !!!   I thought no thanks.  I then searched the internet and found a second-hand copy at a very reasonable price and proceeded to order it.  I was crowing about this find to one of my friends whom I am in regular contact via Skype.

I am eagerly awaiting my cookbook which is now in the post.

Yesterday my friend and I met up on our usual daily Skype and guess what - my friend held up The Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook for me to see!   She had had a copy all the time festering away in the back of a bookcase which was hidden by a large potted fern!  It is too late to cancel the internet order.  We had a good laugh about it!


Elaine said...

That book was the first one I bought after I married. I loved it! I must search my shelves forthwith.

Ms Sparrow said...

I love going through old cookbooks. My mother had one published in the 30's that I pored through as a child.
I dreamed of growing up and making those wonderful cakes and dishes.

Suburbia said...

Perhaps you could sell one at a profit?!