Kay wrote:OK, I forgot there's WiFi. But what if they don't have a computer with them?
I hadn't planned on supplying a computer or anything like that. I guess we could give info on local cybercafes.
Kay wrote:Besides, it's nice to arrive somewhere and have some of the basics already there for you. Then you can have a cup of tea and a bacon sarnie rather than having to go straight out to the shops.
Indeed, point taken. It's a case of weighing up whether doing the shopping for them (on what is the busiest day as far as the business is concerned - ie. cleaning/changeover day) is worth it. I can see the attraction from the guests' point of view, for sure.
Kay wrote:What other books would you include in the property? I know we've already spoken about cookbooks, but what else (other than local interest)?
Local interest wise, there's likely to be:
and some more practical books relating to the town, with current info, and similar books for the wider area (Lake District and Yorkshire Dales). Wainwright did some classic walking books which have stood the test of time.
Maybe some literary classics from the likes of Wordsworth, some Beatrix Potter books, etc. - all of which would have local significance.
Novel-wise, I don't have much clue... will have to think about that. Tarka the Otter, perhaps? (see below) Swallows and Amazons?
Non-fiction wise I thought one or two pertinent books such as...
(An otter holt has been built at the base of the building)
I like the idea of the place having books where some thought has been given, rather than us just clearing out our own bookcase of some random, unwanted stuff.