Sunday, 6 October 2019

The landing of Julius Caesar here in Thanet and other unlikely pictures, books Cantiana

Well you won't get a photo of this event, this picture was drawn by Nicholas Blakey in 1758 which takes you more that a tenth of the way closer to the event time wise.

Here we have St Augustine meeting King Ethelbert, possibly also in Thanet, drawn by Henry Tresham and also drawn over 200 years ago. Both prints are on display at The Beaney in Canterbury.

I did better on the Thanet local history front in Oxfam Bookshop in Canterbury with this one from 1946.

this is the link to the cheap modern reprint

a few phone photos from the one i bought today

Pugin's caves collapsed in a cliff fall a year after the photo was taken.

 We only bought a few books in Canterbury today.

Link to the photos of the books we put out in the bookshop yesterday


  1. How much are the Greek myths please.

  2. Should be about £10 depending on their condition which I look at when I get to work at 9:30.

    If you want us to reserve them for you you either email phone shop after 9:30 589500 or


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