Friday, April 13, 2007

In Memorium

Very sad news. One of our favourite customers Maureen Robinson, mother of Anna the doyenne of the Crockatt & Powell Poetry Parlour, died today. A really lovely woman who herself ran a secondhand bookshop in Waterloo for many years she was a great support and one of the first people through the newly opened doors of C&P. She told us off for having initially mixed the Poetry books in with the fiction section, 'Poetry is truth!' she exclaimed. There was soon a dedicated Poetry section pride of place, front of house.

Our sympathies and best wishes go out to Anna and her family. Maureen will be sorely missed.


  1. Poetry is Truth...

    that's right. Maureen was a great lady; warm hearted, strong minded and, as Adam says, one of the first people through the door.

    Thinking of Anna and all the family.

  2. That's terribly sad - I will miss her and her penchant for a sneaky glass of red at all of the events she'd loyally attend. All my love to Anna and her family.