Book collection sold to aid flood victims

A south Norfolk couple said farewell to their 30 year collection of books at the weekend to help raise hundreds of pounds for victims of last month's British floods.

A south Norfolk couple said farewell to their 30 year collection of books at the weekend to help raise hundreds of pounds for victims of last month's British floods.

Hundreds of people descended on New Buckenham Village Hall, near Attleborough, on Saturday to grab a bargain from Keith and Barbara Hodgson's library of more than 3,000 titles.

The avid readers, who were affected by flooding whilst living in Kent 30 years ago, raised £500 for the Red Cross National Floods Appeal.

Two thirds of their collection of fact and fiction, ranging from Adolf Hilter's Mein Kampf to Jackie Collins romance novels, were sold for 50p per paperback and £1 per hardback at the Buckenhams book-a-thon, with the remaining 1,000 going to a book seller.

Retired construction engineer Mr Hodgson, 63, said: “It was a fantastic day. I got a bit disappointed when I saw all the books laid out and there were some I did not want to part with, but I know how horrendous it is to be flooded and I made the decision to let them go to help the people of Hull and Sheffield.”

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