Santas everywhere!

I’ve been a lucky boy today, since my Persephone Secret Santa arrived to coincide with opening day for the LibraryThing Virago Secret Santa – so I got this little lot of goodies, courtesy of lovely Emma and lovely Rob.  Thanks, guys!

Emma chose Miss Buncle Married and this lovely Christmas tree biscuit (I’m glad I took a photo, since I’ve eaten most of it now) – Rob surprised me with two authors I’ve been intending to read this year: G.B. Stern’s White Oleander and Margaret Kennedy’s Together and Apart.

Have any of you read any of these?

6 thoughts on “Santas everywhere!

  • December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am
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    Oh wow, I love the cover art chosen for 'Together and Apart!' Who is the artist?!

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  • December 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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    Interested to hear what you think of "White Oleander", it's been on my TBR list for ages. Happy Christmas. We'll eat a chocolate (or eight!) here at the library in your honour – not a chance there'll be any left for you in the New Year – sorreee!

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  • December 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm
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    Together and Apart?

    No, but the cover makes me want to read it.

    It looks like an updated Trollope, that writer's writer.

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  • December 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm
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    I have not read these books but am getting ready to decorate some Christmas cookies, and the gingerbread design looks worthy of copying. So appealing. Fay

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  • December 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm
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    The gingerbread looks remarkably unbroken – I'm amazed, as the postman made me throw it into an empty postbox when he refused to put it in the bag he was tying up!
    Merry Christmas :)

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  • December 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm
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    Dan – it's nice, isn't it? It's from The Arrival of the Jarrow Marchers in London by T.C. Dugdale, which I've never heard of but which they credit to The Geffrye Museum – which is odd, because I didn't know they had any paintings there.

    Alison – I'll have to hold out for Verity's homebaking!

    Shelley – I can't compare, having not read Trollope, but I agree that the cover is enticing.

    Fay – copy away! It was very tasty…

    Emma – that is somewhat miraculous! It's now entirely disappeared…

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