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In August, some London auctions shut down for a month. They will re-open in September. Portobello is open all year. Luckily we get interesting collectors from abroad. A charming couple collecting bead work arrived from Moscow. They recommended a book by Elena Yurova on traditional Russian beadwork and embroidery. Amazon have some second hand copies as it costs over £100.

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