Leamington Books


The hour is now that of dusk. The day has been the most relentlessly rainy of the year that I can rememember and all there is outwith is ink.

Everyone has got plenty done.

I fixd up the website. All the obstinate sufferings of my personal education in this craft have paid off, but I am like one of those guys who builds his own house; the only person that is impressed is HIM.

And the house is often . . . . poor, in the sense that it is amateur.

Defiant stuff.

To help with the graphic aspects of the Leamington Books website I visit Wikimedia Commons, this time enjoying the work of user Saffron Blaze, from whom I applied the image on the homepage of this website. 

The image is called "Edinburgh Castle Overview" and I attach the file location here.

In seeking to apply this work this work the license states I may:

  • share – copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • I make attribution – I must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. I may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses me or my use.
  • If I remix, transform, or build upon the material, I must distribute my contributions under the same or compatible license as the original.
The well-digested idea of centuries that what is yours is mine, is examined more and more, there is a settled apathy in art about its property, always, and this license os precisely of that free character which was found with amazing velocity across the early Internet.
The picture was improved, by someone, as it happened, 'mixed and adapted' by one Aleks G in 2012, who stated:  "Correction of balance white, contrast, brightness, sharpness..."


I think Aleks did a lovely job, and it is I believe their 'mix' I use on this website.



Several book covers and other items have been sourced from the same resource.

Some images on the About page of this website, have been culled from there.

I have also uploaded many of my own photographs to the site, as a part time enthusiast in these matters.

This is one of my files, here: "Scottish Fish and Chip Shop"


It is a matter of great pride to me that my picture is used on the website ja.wikipedia.org, the Japanese Wikipedia.

Here is the page which features my image.




On the About Page I used to use these, but I don't anymore:

Cover Image on HOMEPAGE:  PATERSON(1875) p012 THE CITY OF EDINBURGH.jpg from Paterson's Guide to Edinburgh. Author: William PATERSON, Publisher. This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection, a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library.

Also Featured on this page: 

Gustave Doré - Landscape in Scotland - Walters 372625: circa 1878 // oil on canvas // height: 131 cm (51.5″); width: 196 cm (77.1″) // Doré visited Scotland on a salmon-fishing expedition in 1873, and over the next eight years, he painted a number of scenes based on his sketches of the Scottish landscape.
Vinterlandskab med Brabrand Kirke [Winter Landscape with Brabrand Church] by Gebauer, Christian David  (15-10-1777 to 15-09-1831) //circa 1831 // oil on canvas // height: 60 cm (23.6″); width: 95 cm (37.4″)


Peter Burnett

3rd October 2020