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Recent Acquisitions … at Work

Last month I was doing four weeks of work experience at DK (Dorling Kindersley) in the Marketing and PR department; I am now temping as a Digital Licensing Assistant. As you were receptive to my last posts regarding my shorter internship at CCV in Random House (now referred to just as Vintage), I intend to [...]

Recent Acquisitions

Strictly speaking this installment of Recent Acquisitions are not that recent but from early last month.  I forgot to post them whilst I was away (despite adding one of them to my summer reading pile) but wanted to share them with you before the latest -and Booker longlist heavy- acquisitions. Kirsty of Oxford University Press [...]

A Russian Affair

One of my very first reviews on Paperback Reader was of First Love by Ivan Turgenev and soon after I was gifted the complete Penguin Great Loves boxset.  When the Classics Circuit announced a tour of Imperial Russian literature, I was given the opportunity to read further about Russian love from the collection by opting [...]

The Flea Palace

Since starting to blog I have begun to pay closer attention to translation; not simply reading more books in translation (although that too) but the quality of the translation and its bearing on my enjoyment of the book.  Pre-blogging,  the translation itself was not something I considered and, until now, it remained on the periphery [...]

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 [...]

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