Mammoth sale of books this bank-holiday weekend in aid of Morston Church

A mammoth bank-holiday book sale gets under way this weekend, raising money to repair an ancient north Norfolk church.

Thousands of books, ranging in price from five pence to �200, will be for sale in Morston Village Hall in the third annual event, from Saturday May 5 to Monday May 7, 10am-4pm.

'We have been amazed by the generosity of donors,' said Friends of Morston Church treasurer Rob Metcalfe.

The response had been so great that they were having to put up a marquee to cope with the overflow.

Books range from individual pamphlets and paperbacks through to whole collections on subjects as diverse as birds and the military.

The top-priced book, entitled 'Twenty Select Colloquies, Out of Erasmus Roterodamus; Pleasantly Representing Several Superstitious Levities That Were Crept into the Church of Rome in His Days' is a first edition from 1680 and is currently being sold by a specialist dealer in Bath for �625.

'We have tried to price all of the books below what they would be in the shops so there are definitely some bargains to be had,' said Mr Metcalfe.

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The Friends raise money for the repair of Morston's 13th-century All Saints Church.

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