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Recent Acquisitions

I have amassed many books recently through the kindness of publishers and of blogging friends.  In fact, as I was drafting this post I realised that I had acquired even more when I discovered a book stack photograph that I had forgotten to share with you. The gifts in this pile are the ones teetering [...]

Publishing Experience

In my last post I may have unintentionally misled some of you in regards to the identity of the publisher playing host to me at the moment.  Although Virago and Persephone Books are an imprint and publisher, respectively, that I would love to work for and where most of you thought my placement is, I [...]

Recent Acquisitions

Ahem.  I seem to have acquired a good few books over the last month.  A number of these, if not all, have transpired from my recent desire to return to my reading roots and the above reflect my true and yet diverse reading tastes.  Very few of the titles are actually new fiction but those [...]

Recent Acquisitions

Here is a bundle of my latest review copies (and one competition win)  for the bibliophilic voyeurs amongst you.  Many thanks to Kirsty of Oxford University Press; Alice of Bloomsbury; Meike of Peirene Press; Fiona of Vintage; Harvey of Windmill and Rosamund of Penguin for supplying my summer, challenge and classic reading needs.  I read [...]

Recent Acquisitions

My latest acquisitions have been accumulating in a couple of piles over the last few weeks and are a mixture of books bought and sent. The Viragoes at the top were both one and the other; the stunning lilac edition of Janet Frame short stories was kindly sent by Sophie of Virago (please have a [...]

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