We drove down to Lymington, a seaside town on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, to meet up with our friends Sarah and Mark from Kent who were staying nearby. Lymington is a pretty and popular town which gets very busy in the summer months. The Waterstones here is in the High Street and there has been a book shop on this since the early nineteenth century, when, according to the book Lymington Through Time by Jude James and Roland Scott, the King family moved their Bookseller and Stationers’ business to this address.
After leaving our friends we headed to Lyndhurst in the heart of the New Forest for a wander round the town. The ashes of Alice Liddell, who is considered to be the inspiration for Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are buried in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels Church in the town.
Currently reading Heartburn by Nora Ephron and listening to Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus #3) by Ian Rankin