Hi, I’m Dave ‘DJ’ Thompson the founder of Baldman Books.
Ever since I was a kid growing up in country NSW books have been a constant presence in my life. Back then I read pretty much everything, but the books that started a lifelong love of history are the ones I remember most fondly.
Arthur Mee’s The Children’s Encyclopedia, Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword, 1066 and All That, and The Finding Out Book of Battles, to name just a few.
I can’t imagine life without books and I am forever grateful to my family who indulged my early love of reading, to friends who share my passion for history and most of all to my wife, who tolerates the books that mysteriously multiply around our house.
I hope you’ll find something of interest at Baldman Books and remember, as Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”