…at least it doesn’t anymore. I’ve brought most of ’em back to Oxford with me – a quick list, with reasons for buying them, and do chime in with any thoughts! All of them are secondhand, though quite a few were from the most upmarket remainders shop I’ve ever seen – Blue Court Books (one in Liverpool, one in Chester)
Sylvie & Bruno – Lewis Carroll
Re-reading Alice books, and hungry for more…
A Shot in the Dark – Saki
Lovely Hesperus book of Saki stories found after The Complete Saki was collected
Prelude – Katherine Mansfield
Another wonderful Hesperus find. Nice to have it separated from the other collections.
Four Frightened People – E. Arnot Robertson
I now have three Robertson novels, none yet read… this one is much mentioned in Nicola Humble’s book on middlebrow literature
The Girls – Lori Lansens
I can’t resist a novel about twins… my first conjoined twins novel.
A House in the Country – Jocelyn Playfair
A London Child of the 1870s – Molly Hughes
Two Persephone books I’ve been umming and ahhing about for a while
After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvia Townsend Warner
Terrifying cover of what seems to be a dead woman with butterflies for mouth and eyes… but good for current STW interest
The Millstone – Margaret Drabble
When I wrote about Lynne Reid Banks’ The L-Shaped Room, Vivienne mentioned this novel, so I’ve kept an eye out for it since
Blaming – Elizabeth Taylor
With Nicola Beauman’s new biography of Elizabeth Taylor high up on my reading list, I’m stocking up
Sylvia Townsend Warner – Claire Harman
Biography by the author of Jane’s Fame, which is also on its way to me.