I figured out how to get the furniture I am after couriered down from Preston with the help of a really cool website (that I have temporarily forgotten the name of) where you advertise what you want doing and all sorts of couriers and hauliers and man-with-vans bid for the work. After all that the bookcase has another bidder interested who's prepared to pay more than me, so they can have it. It'll be a half price bargain for them, but I don't really need this enough to be trying to outbid them.
Good to know this furniture keeps some of its value, in case I'm strapped, we've got a few bits already.
Work is a bit hectic at the moment, too much to do, not enough people to do it really.
When we got married we bought some [ebay=john lewis bergerac]Bergerac furniture from John Lewis[/ebay], two book cases, and I thought we'd eventually buy just this. It's very expensive, and a bit chunky, and now they discontinued it anyway. We bought a sideboard, that turned out to be a slightly different colour to the bookcases, ah well. I think we're better off with lighter furniture (lighter in colour, and in generallyless heavy feeling in sheer presence), but it's still lovely stuff. [ebay=john lewis bergerac]You might still get it here occasionally[/ebay].
UPDATE: Remembered now I'm back at work, it was freightalerts.co.uk