StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

It’s a cold and wet day here in my little village, but one of the things I love about the countryside is that every weather is beautiful, in its own way. A city is grey and bleak on this sort of day – but the countryside is atmospheric and somehow alive in the grey and the rain and the wind. Basically, I love being in a village. It’s just as lovely as I was hoping! Anyway, I hope you’re having a good first weekend of December – and here is a link, a book, and a blog post to enjoy as you do.

1.) The book – is another book about books. As long as they keep publishing them, I’ll keep telling y’all about them. It’s called Dear Farenheit 451 by Annie Spence, and I don’t have a copy (yet!) – it’s a librarian writing letters to various books that have affected her over the years. Anybody wondering what I’d like for Christmas…

2.) The blog post – is also sort of a book; the wonderful news (posted by Mirabile Dictu) that Penguin will be reprinting E. Nesbit’s The Lark! It’s already been reprinted by Dean Street Press recently, but it’s lovely that even more people will have a chance to read this delightful novel. It’s chosen by Penelope Lively in a new initiative they’re running. (Whenever I recommend a novel to Persephone to publish, somebody else seems to do it – fingers crossed that somebody picks up A.A. Milne’s brilliant novel Mr Pim Passes By.) Click through to the link above to see the lovely covers the series is getting, since I can only really fit one image in this post.

3.) The link – if you were thrilled about all my chat about The Room recently and want more… here’s an ‘honest trailer’ for it. And I’ll stop soon, promise, because I realise that the overlap of people who love cringey bad movies and people who love middlebrow interwar fiction might just be me.

5 thoughts on “StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

  • December 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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    So happy you’re enjoying village life. It’s nice to be able to enjoy the seasons properly – something that is hard to do in towns.

    Keeping my fingers crossed re A.A. Milne!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    Wonderful news about The Lark, I read it on kindle so shall have to buy a copy.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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    I have not read The Lark but it is on my list. A very cold, rainy weekend after a 33 degree week has me curled up reading a pile of library books that came in this week. Lovely post.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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    That’s exactly what I love about living …well, not in a village, but on the edge of a small town with countryside nearby. You really do notice the passing of the seasons. Although less now that I am commuting into London every day.
    It sounds like you have single-handedly revived the fortunes of The Lark. I did get it on Kindle when you recommended it, but I haven’t got round to reading it yet (to my shame).

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  • December 3, 2017 at 8:33 pm
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    Hi there. Mr Pim was published by Bello in September as well as few others in ebook form.

    And that bad habit of the comment section retaining name and email info is back again!?!

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