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Recent Acquisitions

I promised that I would share my birthday loot and here it is.  First of all, a big thank you to Verity and Simon T who both sent me lovely birthday surprises in the mail; from Verity there was a copy of Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh, a children’s novel about the eponymous Royal cat (when [...]

Recent Acquisitions

When I arrived home from London earlier this week I was greeted to a number of book parcels, which cheered me some after a dreadful train (well, six trains) journey and five-hour delay due to signal failure on the west-coast and and then a smashed car window awaiting us. There are a couple more proof [...]

Claire’s Corner

When India Knight posted about the new Nancy Mitford editions published next week by Penguin (Fig Tree Press) I was apoplectic with excitement.  The covers are cute and quirky and I covet them.  Now, hold onto your jaws people, I have a confession to make … I haven’t read any Nancy Mitford yet. To be [...]

Penguin Modern Classics

Do you remember my silver bookshelf? If you do (or if you click on the link to refresh your memory) you will know that I possess silver Penguin Modern Classics in abundance and have more than an entire shelf-full. Of the newer white Penguin Modern Classics I have only added three -photographed above- to my [...]

A Little Tea & A Little Chat at Persephone Books

Serendipitously both Darlene and I today have written about having tea at Persephone Books. Where Darlene was lucky enough to attend one of the shop’s book chats, I was visiting to collect the prize copies that Persephone so very kindly offered Verity and I for this week’s give-aways. Last month I popped in on my [...]

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