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Here we go then. From now on, we'll do the recent purchases in the manner of the Book Lists. So, create a reply to this topic to add in everything relevant (or not!) that you buy, which you can do by editing that post.

Hope that's clear!

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Picked up a copy of Never Let Me Go for a fiver in Sainsbury's.
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sounds fine, although I quite liked the slightly rambling discursive nature of the other thread.

Digger's new shopping

Things to Read
Black Swan Green David Mitchell, mmmm hard back bound in green, lovely.
The Truce Primo Levi, the follow up to If This is a Manbeautiful folio society edition.
If This is a Man Primo Levi, beautiful folio society edition complete with etchings.
Three Arched Bridge Kadere for yon book grp.
My Life in CIA Harry Mathews, for Rick Green world world book day
The Bretheren John Grisham - rainy day purchase from Oxfam. not good.
On the Black Hill Bruce Chatwin

Things to watch
Etre et Avoir
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Garden State

Things to Listen to
Katie Tunstall, Eye to the Telescope cos it was very cheap.
A greatest hits of Greenday
Soundtrack to Garden State
Beth Orton Comfort of Strangers
'Don't grow up, just find a bigger playground'
Annie Proulx- Barkskins

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264. A Winter Book, Tove Jansson
263. I, The Divine, Rabih Alameddine
262. Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk
261. My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk
260. Old School, Tobias Wolff
259. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
258. The Weight Of Numbers, Simon Ings
257. The Swallows Of Kabul, Yasmina Khadra
256. Best And Edwards, Gordon Burn
255. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
254. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle
253. Quarantine, Jim Crace
252. The Grotesque, Patrick McGrath
251. The Border Trilogy, Cormac McCarthy
250. Untold Stories, Alan Bennett
249. Laidlaw, William McIlvanney
248. Corksucker, Dan Fante
247. Lisey's Story, Stephen King
246. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
245. The Autumn of the Patriarch, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
244. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
243. In Evil Hour, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
242. Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
241. Leaf Storm, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
240. No One Writes to the Colonel, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
239. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
238. Strange Pilgrims, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
237. Of Love and Other Demons, Gabriel GarcÃ*a Márquez
236. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
235. The Valley of Fear, Arthur Conan Doyle
234. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
233. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
232. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
231. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
230. The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan Doyle
229. A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
228. His Last Bow, Arthur Conan Doyle
227. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , Arthur Conan Doyle
226. AJAX Hacks, Bruce W. Perry
225. The Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories, Michel Faber
224. Malice, L.M. Shakespeare
223. Collected Stories, Richard Yates
222. A Good School, Richard Yates
221. A Capote Reader, Truman Capote
220. Bareback, Kit Whitfield
219. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
218. Seven Lies, James Lasdun
217. Mother's Milk, Edward St. Aubyn
216. Kiss Kiss, Roald Dahl
215. Switch Bitch, Roald Dahl
214. Someone Like You, Roald Dahl
213. Over To You, Roald Dahl
212. Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life, Roald Dahl
211. My Uncle Oswald, Roald Dahl
210. The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar, Roald Dahl
209. Guys and Dolls and Other Stories, Damon Runyon
208. Cathedral, Raymond Carver
207. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Raymond Carver
206. The Inheritance Of Loss, Kiran Desai
205. The Secret River, Kate Grenville
204. The Night Watch, Sarah Waters
203. Carry Me Down, M.J. Hyland
202. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell
201. Theft: A Love Story, Peter Carey
200. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
199. Be Near Me, Andrew O'Hagan
198. In The Country Of Men, Hisham Matar
197. So Many Ways To Begin, Jon McGregor
196. The Pendragon Legend, Antal Szerb
195. The Fascination Of Evil, Florian Zeller
194. Rabbit, Run, John Updike
193. The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon
192. A Spy In The House Of Love, Anais Nin
191. From A Crooked Rib, Nasruddin Farah
190. The Easter Parade, Richard Yates
189. A Special Providence, Richard Yates
188. Canal Dreams, Iain Banks
187. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
186. Silas Marner, George Eliot
185. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
184. The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells
183. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
182. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
181. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
180. Washington Square, Henry James
179. On Writing, Stephen King
178. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Frederick Douglas
177. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
176. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
175. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
174. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
173. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
172. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
171. Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens
170. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
169. Middlemarch, George Eliot
168. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
167. The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
166. Ella Mellow Pea, Mark Dunn
165. The Silver Darlings, Neil M. Gunn
164. Onion Johnnies: Personal Recollections By Nine French Onion Johnnies Of Their Working Lives In Scotland, Ian MacDougall
163. Salt Herring On Saturday: The Fishertown of Nairn Last Century, Margaret M. Bochel
162. Salt In The Blood: Fishing Communities In Scotland, Jim Miller
161. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
160. Money, Martin Amis
159. A Closed Book, Gilbert Adair
158. The Lady In The Lake and Other Novels, Raymond Chandler
157. The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
156. Summer Crossing, Truman Capote
155. Beasts Of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala
154. A Passage To India, E.M. Forster
153. Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles
152. Anna Of The Five Towns, Arnold Bennett
151. North And South, Elizabeth Gaskell
150. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit, Sloan Wilson
149. Fifth Business, Robertson Davies
148. The God Boy, Ian Cross
147. Hangover Square, Patrick Hamilton
146. The Big Sleep and Other Novels, Raymond Chandler
145. A Month In The Country, J.L. Carr
144. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost, Ismail Kadare
143. Time's Arrow, Martin Amis
142. Mary And The Giant, Philip K. Dick
141. Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel
140. Spoiler, Amanda Prantera
139. Tobacco Road, Erskine Caldwell
138. Everyman, Philip Roth
137. Mr Palomar, Italo Calvino
136. The Trial, Franz Kafka
135. As A Man Grows Older, Italo Svevo
134. Asylum, Patrick McGrath
133. Soul Mountain, Gao Xingjian
132. Live And Let Die, Ian Fleming
131. Diamonds Are Forever, Ian Fleming
130. You Only Live Twice, Ian Fleming
129. Thunderball, Ian Fleming
128. Dr. No, Ian Fleming
127. Moonraker, Ian Fleming
126. From Russia With Love, Ian Fleming
125. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Ian Fleming
124. Goldfinger, Ian Fleming
123. Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
122. Selected Short Stories, Rabindranath Tagore
121. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin
120. Spies, Michael Frayn
119. Dreams Of My Russian Summers, Andrei Makine
118. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
117. A Clue To The Exit, Edward St Aubyn
116. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
115. Whoever You Choose To Love, Colette Paul
114. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
113. Ada Or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov
112. The Real Life Of Sebastian Knight, Vladimir Nabokov
111. The Gift, Vladimir Nabokov
110. Independent People, Halldór Laxness
109. number9dream, David Mitchell
108. Oranges, John McPhee
107. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
106. The Forsyte Saga: Volume III, John Galsworthy
105. The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith
104. Veniss Underground, Jeff Vandermeer
103. The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh
102. Buddha Da, Anne Donovan
101. A Game Of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
100. The Fight, Norman Mailer
099. Oxygen, Andrew Miller
098. Lighthousekeeping, Jeanette Winterson
097. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
096. The Traveller, John Twelve Hawks (I know, I know, but had to!)
095. Rashōmon, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
094. The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
093. Villages, John Updike
092. The Accidental, Ali Smith
091. The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster
090. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
089. Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
088. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Roddy Doyle
087. A Star Called Henry, Roddy Doyle
086. The Van, Roddy Doyle
085. A Short History Of Tractors In Ukranian, Marina Lewycka
084. Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon
083. Dr. Haggard's Disease, Patrick McGrath
082. The Snapper, Roddy Doyle
081. 101 Reykjavik, HallgrÃ*mur Helgason
080. For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
079. The Snows Of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway
078. Death In The Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway
077. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
076. Across The River And Into The Trees, Ernest Hemingway
075. Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway
074. A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway
073. To Have And Have Not, Ernest Hemingway
072. Green Hills Of Africa, Ernest Hemingway
071. True At First Light, Ernest Hemingway
070. Ward 6 and Other Stories, Anton Chekhov
069. Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton
068. Down To A Soundless Sea, Thomas Steinbeck
067. Bend Sinister, Vladimir Nabokov
066. Burning Bright, John Steinbeck
065. The Pastures Of Heaven, John Steinbeck
064. In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck
063. The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck
062. Sweet Thursday, John Steinbeck
061. Embers, Sándor Márai
060. The Sea-Crossed Fisherman, Yaşar Kemal
059. The Journey Home, Olaf Olafsson
058. Hunger, Knut Hamsun
057. White And Red, Dorota Masłowska
056. Bitter Fruit, Achmat Dangor
055. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
054. Go Tell It On The Mountain, James Baldwin
053. One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
052. Tales Of Protection, Erik Fosnes Hansen
051. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
050. The Man In The High Castle, Philip K. Dick
049. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
048. The Electric Michelangelo, Sarah Hall
047. The Forsyte Saga: Volume II, John Galsworthy
046. The Forsyte Saga: Volume I, John Galsworthy
045. The Blind Owl, Sadegh Hedayat
044. The Commitments, Roddy Doyle
043. Tamburlaine Must Die, Louise Welsh
042. An Artist Of The Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
041. Marry Me, John Updike
040. Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness, Richrd Yates
039. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Milan Kundera
038. Immortality, Milan Kundera
037. Animal Farm, George Orwell
036. Poet In New York, Federico Garcia Lorca
035. Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling
034. The Red Pony, John Steinbeck
033. Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
032. Cup Of Gold, John Steinbeck
031. The Winter Of Our Discontent, John Steinbeck
030. The Short Reign Of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck
029. The Book Of Evidence, John Banville
028. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
027. Cider With Rosie, Laurie Lee
026. The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan
025. Bonjour Tristesse, Françoise Sagan
024. Some Hope - A Trilogy, Edward St. Aubyn
023. The Bandini Quartet, John Fante
022. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
021. Zadie Smith, White Teeth
020. The Plague, Albert Camus
019. The Outsider, Albert Camus
018. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
017. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
016. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
015. Postcards, Annie Proulx
014. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
013. Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck
012. The Pearl, John Steinbeck
011. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
010. The Long Valley, John Steinbeck
009. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
008. The Wayward Bus, John Steinbeck
007. Young Hearts Crying, Richard Yates
006. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates
005. Cold Spring Harbor, Richard Yates
004. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
003. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
002. The Blue Afternoon, William Boyd
001. Snow, Orhan Pamuk

16. Gulag Orkestar, Beirut
15. Songs From The Deep Forest, Duke Special
14. Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop, Luke Haines
13. Volk, Laibach
12. Coles Corner, Richard Hawley
11. Victory For The Comic Muse, The Divine Comedy
10. Real Life, Joan As Police Woman
09. The Drift, Scott Walker
08. Ringleader Of The Tormentors, Morrissey
07. In Colour, The Concretes
06. Paperclips & Sand, Jo Mango
05. Ballad Of The Broken Seas, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
04. Freedom Fields, Seth Lakeman
03. Joan As Police Woman, Joan As Police Woman
02. 12 Songs, Neil Diamond
01. Une Saison Volée, Françoiz Breut

03. Il Postino (1994)
02. Bully (2001)
01. Dogville (2003)

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January - June
1 Sacred Hunger - Barry Unsworth (1st edition)
2 Small Island - Andrea Levy (Limited signed edition)
3 Have Mercy On Us All - Fred Vargas (1st edition)
4 The People's Act of Love - James Meek (1st edition)
5 Brazzaville Beach - William Boyd (1st edition)
6 The Olive Readers - Christine Aziz (1st edition)
7 The Harmony Silk Factory - Tash Aw (1st edition)
8 Gem Squash Tokoloshe - Rachel Zadok
9 Snow - Orhan Pamuk
10 Irish Short Stories (Folio Society)
11 Short Stories - P G Wodehouse (Folio Society)
12 Treasury of Mark Twain (Folio Society)
13 The Dykemaster - Theodor Storm
14 Paul the Puppeteer and other short fiction - Theodor Storm
15 Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
16 Where do we go from here? - Doris Dorrie
17 Hans and Heinz Kirch and other short fiction - Theodor Storm
18 The Three-Arched Bridge - Ismail Kadare
19 The Tent - Margaret Atwood
20 The Digital SLR Handbook
21 A Darkling Plain - Philip Reeve
22 The Helmet of Horror - Victor Pelevin
23 Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
24 Pather Panchali - Bibhutibhushan Banjeri (Folio Society)
25 Spring Flowers, Spring Frost - Ismail Kadare
26 26a - Diane Evans
27 Self's Punishment - Bernard Schlink
28 The Great Gatsby & The Last Tycoon - F Scott Fitzgerald (Folio Society)
29 Tender is the Night - F Scott Fitzgerald (Folio Society)
30 The Beautiful and the Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald (Folio Society)
31 This Side of Paradise - F Scott Fitzgerald Folio Society)
32 The Hidden Force - Louis Couperus
33 Live Flesh - Ruth Rendell
34 Mildred Pierce - James M Cain
35 This Beast in View - Margaret Millar
36 The Man Who Smiled - Henning Mankell
37 Five Great Novels - Phillip K Dick
38 The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman
39 Travels with My Aunt - Graham Greene (Folio Society)
40 The Colour of Blood - Brian Moore
41 Stanley Park - Timothy Taylor
42 Dog Years - Gunther Grass
43 Smiley vs Karla (Omnibus) - John Le Carre
44 The Alexandria Quartet - Lawrence Durrell
45 Ghostwritten - David Mitchell
46 Number9dream - David Mitchell
47 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
48 How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Thomas C Foster
49 The Shape of Water - Andrea Camilleri
50 The Terracotta Dog - Andrea Camilleri
51 The Snack Thief - Andrea Camilleri
52 Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs
53 Invitation to the Waltz - Rosamund Lehmann
54 That Summer - Andrew Grieg
55 The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
56 Love, Pain and the Whole Damned Thing - Doris Dorrie
57 The Ice People - Maggie Gee (1st Edition)
58 Paradise - A L Kennedy (RiSi)
59 The White Castle - Orhan Pamuk (RiSi)
60 The Blue Afternoon - William Boyd (RiSi)
61 Armadillo - William Boyd (RiSi)
62 The Destiny of Natalie X - William Boyd (RiSi)
63 Old Filth - Jane Gardam (RiSi)
64 American Gods - Neil Gaiman (RiSi)
65 Web - John Wyndham (RiSi)
66 The Garden Party and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield (RiSi)
67 The Black Book - Orhan Pamuk
68 Istanbul - Orhan Pamuk
69 The Radzetsky March - Joseph Roth
70 In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
71 Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
72 An Ice-Cream War - William Boyd (1st edition)
73 The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey (Folio Society)
74 Cat and Mouse - Gunther Grass
75 Red Leaves - Thomas H Cook
76 TheTalented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
77 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
78 American Pastoral - Phillip Roth
79 The Three Musketeers - Alexander Dumas
80 Not the End of the World - Kate Atkinson
81 A Spy By Nature - Charles Cumming
82 The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
83 My Invented Country - Isabel Allende
84 Scottish Fairy Tales (An Anthology)
85 Electric Brae - Andrew Greig
86 Havoc In the Third Year - Ronan Bennett
87 Shipman - A Mind Set on Murder - Carol Peters
88 The Chatham School Affair - Thomas H Cook
89 Cecile - Theodor Fontane
90 This Sweet Sickness - Patricia Highsmith
91 Love and Longing in Bombay - Vikram Chandra (RiSi)
92 Aftermath - Peter Robinson (RiSi)
93 The Age of Scandal - T H White (Folio Society)
94 The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford (Folio Society)
95 The Greengage Summer - Rumer Godden (Folio Society)
96 The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Graham (Folio Society)
97 Medieval Women - Eileen Power (Folio Society)
98 I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (Folio Society)
99 The Complete Edgar Allan Poe
100 The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann (Folio Society)
101 Short Stories - H G Wells (Folio Society)
102 How to Read A Book (RiSi)
103 The Pledge - Friedrich Duerrenmatt (RiSi)
104 American Short Stories (Folio Society)
105 French Short Stories (Folio Society)
106 Russian Short Stories (Folio Society)
107 English Short Stories (Folio Society)

July -

108 The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte - Daphne Du Maurier
109 The Impressionist - Hari Kunzru (1st edition)
110 Transmission - Hari Kunzru (1st edition)
111 Don't Look Back - Karin Fossum (1st edition)
112 Himalya - Michael Palin
113 White Male Heart - Ruaridh Nicoll
114 Maigret and the Gangsters - Georges Simenon
115 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
116 Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
117 Twice Told Tales - Nathaniel Hawthorne
118 The Odes of Horace (Folio Society)
119 Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
120 Two Years Before the Mast - Richard Henry Dana
121 Ismail Kadare - The Successor
122 The Garden Where The Brass Band Played - Simon Vestdijk
123-128 6 novel set - George Orwell (Folio Society)
129 One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
130 The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde
131 A Scot's Quair - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
132 Black Gold of the Sun - Ekow Eshun
133 Red Earth and Pouring Rain - Vikram Chandra (1st)
134 Love and Longing in Bombay - Vikram Chandra (1st)
135 Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra
136 Lion's Honey - David Grossman
137 Port Out, Starboard Home - Michael Quinion
138 Slimming World's Curry Feast
139 100 Great Wonders of the World - Richard Cavendish
140 The Ice Road - Gillian Slovo
141 The Lemon Table - Julian Barnes
142 Mr Golightly's Holiday - Salley Vickers
143 Instances of the Number 3 - Salley Vickers
144 Voices - Arnaldur Indridason
145 Alfred the Great - Justin Pollard
146 Does Anything Eats Wasps? - New Scientist
147 Raven Black - Ann Cleeves
148 Mr Norris Catches A Train - Christopher Isherwood (Folio Society)
149 Kandinsky - Michael Robinson
150 Joseph Knight - James Robertson
151 Travels with a Donkey - R L Stevenson (Folio Society)
152 Miss Masham's Repose - T H White (Folio Society)
153 Beowulf (Folio Society)
154 The Black Death - Philip Ziegler (Folio Society)
155 Laxdaela Saga (Folio Society)
156 Complete Nonsense - Edward Lear (Folio Society)
157 The Go-Between - L P Hartley (Folio Society)
158 He Who Fears the Wolf - Karin Fossum (1st edition)
159 Canongate Pocket Classics Boxed Set - Introduction to Scottish Literature
160 Mother's Milk - Edward St Aubyn
161 The Secret River - Kate Grenville
162 The Dark Room - Rachel Seiffert
163 The Crusades - Michael Paine
164 The Cathars - Sean Martin
165 The Knights Templar - Sean Martin
166 Dark Fire - C J Sansom
167 Winter in Madrid - C J Sansom
168 How to Read A Book - John Sutherland
169 Was Heathcliffe A Murderer? - John Sutherland
170 Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? - John Sutherland
171 The Sea - John Banville
172 Stars and Bars - William Boyd
173 A Good Man In Africa - William Boyd
174 The Well Of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde
175 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
176 Ariel - Sylvia Plath
177 The Walter Mosley Omnibus - Walter Mosley
178 Middle Ages - H A Guerber
179 The Plain English Guide - Oxford University Press
180 A Concise History of Modern Painting - Herbert Read
181 Essays of Francis Bacon (Folio Society)
182 Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson
183 A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddow
184 Dream Angus - Alexander McCall Smith
185 Restless - William Boyd
186 The Ruby in Her Navel - Barry Unsworth
187 Some Hope - Edward St Aubyn
188 Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
189 The Blue Flower - Penelope Fitzgerald
190 The Way the Crow Flies - Ann-Marie MacDonald
191 The Museum of Doubt - James Meek
192 Die Rechtschreibung - Duden
193 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte Band II Nachkriegszeit - Heinz Forster / Paul Riegel
194 Klaro ! A Practical Guide to German Grammar - Susan Tebutt
195 Excursion to Tindari - Andrea Camilleri
196 The Little Drummer Girl - John Le Carre
197 A Month In the Country - J L Carr (Folio Society)
198 In Search of the Dark Ages - Michael Woods
199 No Man's Land - Graham Greene
200 Selbs Betrug - Bernhard Schlink
201 Selbs Mord - Bernhard Schlink
202 Carry Me Down - M J Hyland
203 The Towers of Trebizond - Rose McCauley (Folio Society)
204 The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard
205 The Transit of Venus - Shirley Hazzard
206 Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
207 The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
208 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
209 Coming through Slaughter - Michael Ondaatje
210 A Pound of Paper - John Baxter
211 Port Mungo - Patrick McGrath
212 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell
213 Clara - Janice Galloway
214 The Chip Harrison Omnibus - Lawrence Block
215 Lanark - Alasdair Gray
216 The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
217 Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham
218 Young Hearts Crying - Richard Yates
219 Cold Spring Harbour - Richard Yates
220 Eleven Kinds of Loneliness - Richard Yates
221 The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton (Folio Society)
222 A is for Ox (Folio Society)
223 The Secret Pilgrim - John Le Carre
224 Maigret Omnibus - Georges Simenon
225 The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
226 Cautionary Tales - Hilaire Belloc (Folio Society)
227 The Unbearable Bassington - Saki (Folio Society)
228 Short Stories - O'Henry (Folio Society)
229 Tales of Suspense - Wilkie Collins (Folio Society)
230 Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe (Folio Society)
231 The Easter Parade - Richard Yates (RiSi)
232 The Murmur of Stones - Thomas H Cook
233 The Aeneid - Virgil (translated by Robert Fagles)
234-243 10 Novel Set - Daphne Du Maurier (c/o The Book People)
244-253 10 Novel Set - George Simenon (c/o The Book People)
254 The Black Book - Orhan Pamuk (trans Maureen Freely)
255 Soup fo All Seasons - New Covent Garden Food Co
256 The Three Evangelists - Fred Vargas (RiSi)
257 Fair Exchange - Michelle Roberts (RiSi)
258 Arts and Wonders - Greg Normington (RiSi)
259 The Great Bagarozy - Helmut Krausser
260 Montaillou - Ladurie (Folio Society)
261 Japanese Short Stories (Folio Society)
262 Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau (Folio Society)
263 Saving Caravaggio - Neil Griffiths
264 The Sweetest Dream - Doris Lessing
265 Fasting, Feasting - Anita Desai
266 Quartet In Autumn - Barbara Pym
267 The London Pidgeon Wars - Patrick Neate
268 That Eye, The Sky - Tim Winton
269 Untold Stories - Alan Bennett
270 Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle (RiSi)
271 The Chrysalids - John Wyndham (RiSi)
272 Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin (RiSi)
273 Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway (RiSi)
274 Saving Caravaggio - Neil Griffiths
275 Betrayal In Naples - Neil Griffiths
276 The Child That Books Build - Francis Spufford
277 The Trick is To Keep Breathing - Janice Galloway
278 Echo Park - Michael Connelly
279 Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
280 Cassell's Dictionary of Regrettable Quotations

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281 Grimm's Fairy Tales
282 Andersen's Fairy Tales
283 Perrault's Fairy Tales
284 The Fables of Aesop
285 The Arabian Nights
286 The Shooting Party - Anton Chekhov
287 In Trouble Again - Richard O'Hanlon
288 The Lifted Veil - Anthology of Women's C19th Writing
289 Epics of the Middle Ages
290 Legends of the Ring
291 Myths and Legends of the British Isles

292 The Once and Future King - T S Eliot (Folio Society)
293 The Last Days of Dogtown - Anita Diamant
294 The Darkness of Wallis Simpson - Rose Tremain
295 The Space Between Us - Thrity Umrigar
296 As They Say in Zanzibar - David Crystal
297 Rumpole - John Mortimer

01 Greatest Hits - Inxs
02 Greatest Hits - Midge Ure + Ultravox
03 The Best of Whitesnake
04 The Best of Deep Purple
05 Life in Slow Motion - David Gray
06 Piano Works - Robert and Clara Schumann
07 Ta-Dah - Scissor Sisters
08 il stravino armonico
09 Free Chronicles
10 Maria - Maria Wilson
11 The Best of - Gloria Estefan

To Kill A Mockingbird
The Making of A Night At the Opera
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1. Afterlands by, Steven Heighton
2. Half Broken Things by, Morag Joss
3. Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke
4. The Brief History of The Dead by, Kevin Brockmeier
5. Send Me by, Patrick Ryan
6. Torch by, Cheryl Strayed
7. The Potato Factory by, Bryce Courtenay
8. The Accidental by, Ali Smith
9. Liberation by, Joanna Scott

(as I am now reading my thirteenth book of the year.........I feel that I am keeping ahead of myself........ )


1. Black Cadillac by, Rosanne Cash
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  • The Complete Father Brown - GK Chesterton
  • Red Shift - Alan Garner
  • The Further Adventures of Batman - Various Authors who were just taking the money and running but mainly because it had a Robert Sheckley story I had never read before which turned out to be a piece of shit. Ah well...)
  • The Wayward Bus - Steinbeck (I bought this for Blixa but I see he already has a copy - so to eBay with it.)
  • Thea Gilmore - Avalanche CD
  • Twin Peaks Soundtrack - Angelo-Badalamenti CD
  • Bring it On - Gomez (but it turns out we already have a copy) CD
  • Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
  • The Destiny Man - Peter Van Greenaway
  • Property - Valerie Martin
  • The Man Who Ate Everything - Jefferey Steingarten
  • Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel
  • A Darkening Plain - Phillip Reeve
  • The Invisible Man - HG Wells (I only just realised I've never read it!)
  • Dance With Me - Louise Doughty
  • Tart Noir - Various. (Mostly because of the brilliant title)
  • The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene
  • Lamb - Bernard MacClaverty
  • Devoted Ladies - Molly Keane
  • The Strange Death of Lord Castlereagh - H Montgomery Hyde
  • All He Ever Wanted - Anita Shreve
  • The Tonto Woman - Elmore Leonard
  • The Corporation - Joel Bakan
  • The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood (RiSi)
  • The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (RiSi)
  • Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut (RiSi)
  • Inversions - Iain M Banks (RiSi)
  • Six Men - Alistair Cooke
  • The Shadow of Heaven - Bob Shaw
  • Starswarm - Brian Aldiss
  • The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory (RiSi)
  • Eternity - Greg Bear (RiSi)
  • Hyperion - Dan Simmons (RiSi)
  • Flushed With Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper - Wallace Reyburn (RiSi)
  • Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut(RiSi)
  • Down and Out in Paris and London - Orwell (RiSi)
  • His Master's Voice - Stanislaw Lem (RiSi)
  • City of a Thousand Suns - Sam R Delany
  • With One Lousy Packet of Free Seeds - Lynne Truss
  • Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
  • Starquake - Robert L Formard
  • 6 Long French Movies (VHS)
  • Lost Christianities - Bart D Ehrman (RiSi)
  • 1250w SDS Hammer Drill - because the old one might wear out soon? - and it was insanely cheap? (Mrs JunkMonkey is skeptical.)
  • Futurama Seasons 1,2,3 and 4 on DVD for £30. (Car Boot sale) After weeks of being very good and not buying anything I figured I deserved a present.
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (PisbnP)
  • Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (PisbnP)
  • The Rotters' Club - Jonathan Coe
  • Holidays in Hell - PJ O'Rourke
  • Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
  • The Secret of Platform 13 - "
  • Spies - Michael Frayn
  • Lightning World - Trebor Thorp (R L Fanthorpe) Badger
  • Raise the Roof Beams, Carpenters - J D Salinger
  • Digging up the Past - Sir Leonard Wooley (PisbnP + RiSi)
  • Feersum Endjinn - Iain M Banks (RiSi)
  • Journey Without Maps - Graham Greene
  • Famous Trials 3 - (PisbnP)
  • The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (PisbnP)
  • The Complete Incompleat Enchanter - L Sprague deCamp and Fletcher Platt
  • Steel Beach - John Varley (Pressy)
  • Does Anything Eat Wasps? (RiSi)
  • Slow River - Nicola Griffith (eBay)
  • Nine Thousand Grandmothers - R A Lafferty (RiSi)
  • Take Off - Randall Garrett (eBay)

I've had to stop this list. It was going to get too embarrassing.

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Not very exciting Im afraid, but there you go.
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Hazel's acquisitions (in other words I didn't buy all of them) 2006:

Key: Books DVDs CDs

At Knit's End: Meditations for Women who Knit too Much Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
The Little Endless Storybook Jill Thompson
Oklahoma (starring Hugh Jackman)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Phillip K. Dick
Schindlers' List
Great Indian Feasts Mridula Baljekar
Family Circle Easy Plus Size Knits
Ancestors of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley
Falco on the Loose Lindsay Davis
A Tournament of Murders Paul Doherty
Tales from Green Valley
Zeitgeist - The Levellers
Cadfael: The Complete Collection
Labyrinth Kate Mosse
Unwrapped: Green & Black's Chocolate Recipies
Making History Stephen Fry
Big Girl Knits Gillian Moreno and Amy R Singer
Master of Souls Peter Tremayne
Firefly: the complete series (Special Edition)
Edward Scissorhands
The Cook's Book Marcus Wareing et al
Yoga for Slimmers Celia Hawe
Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore
The School at the Chalet Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
The Imacculate Collection - Madonna
Walk the Line
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More recent acquisitions...

From a library booksale:

Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works by Aphra Behn
Early Christian Fathers by various
Renaissance Philosophy of Man by various
Early Anabaptist Spirituality by various
The American by Henry James
Complete Poems by Marianne Moore
The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays & Letters
Pudd'nhead Wilson
by Mark Twain
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
The Age of Reason by Jen-Paul Sartre
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

From thrift shops:

English Letter Writers
by C. E. Vulliamy
The Girl with the Golden Eyes
by Honor
é de Balzac
The Visit: A Tragi-comedy by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Why I am Not a Christian and Other Essays on religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
Handbook of Denomination in the United States by Frank Mead
A Study of History (ten volumes abridged into two) by Arnold Toynbee
The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon
Black Drama in America: An Anthology by Various
City of God (
"abridged for modern readers") by St. Augustine
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Great Tales & Poems by Edgar Allen Poe
The Bostonians by Henry James
The Origins of Modern Science by Herbert Butterfield
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
Concise History of the Catholic Church by T. Bokenkotter
Buddenbrooks by T. Mann
The Identity of the Korean People: A History of Legitimacy on the Korean Peninsula
Moscow to the End of the Line by V. Erofeev
Fifth Business by R. Davies
Three Plays : Desire Under The Elms; Strange Interlude; Mourning Becomes Electra by E. O;Neill
The Arabian Nights : The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights
The Lie by A. Moravia
The Second Sex by S. de Beauvoir
The Outline of History 1 & 2 by H.G. Wells
The Debacle : 1870-71 by E. Zola
Bulfinch's Mythology (Abridged)
The Lion and the Jewel by W. Soyinka
Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by H. Sienkiewicz
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature by E. Auerbach
Modern American Poetry & Modern British Poetry
Burger's Daughter by N. Gordimer
The Razor's Edge by W. S. Maugham

From the old family home:

On Photography by Susan Sontag
Miss Harriet & Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant
Naked Masks: Five Plays by Luigi Pirandello
The First and Second Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Lazarillo de Tormes
The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Barbarian in the Garden by Zbigniew Herbert
Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts by Milan Kundera
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Santo Domingo Revolution by C. L. R. James
Flowers of Evil: A Selection by Charles Baudelaire
Roman Poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cuentos Completos by Ruben Dario
Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts: Seventy Poems by Wislawa Szymborska

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OK, here are my 2006 acquisitions:
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Small Island (lovely hardback edition too!)
Have I Got News For You 2 (audio CD)
Sexie - Eddie Izzard (audio CD)
DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum
Annie Proulx, Close Range
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
James Joyce, Ulysses
William Trevor, The Collected Stories
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Richard & Linda Thompson, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Pour Down Like Silver, Hokey Pokey
Richard Thompson, Rumor and Sigh, Daring Adventures
Johnny Cash, American IV and American V
Johnny Cash, American Recordings I, II, and III
Salix tortuosa
Three salvaged chimney pots to use as planters which my mum picked up at her local tip for 25 quid. Clever mum!

From Chepstow's leading purveyor of second-hand goods. Six for a pound.
John Fowles, The Ebony Tower
Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue
Iain Pears, Giotto's Hand
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
Frank McCourt, 'Tis
John O'Farrell, Things Can Only Get Better
And from the far too tempting Chepstow bookshop:
Byron Rogers, The Man Who Went Into The West (The Life of R.S. Thomas)
From Amazon:
David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
Will Self, The Book of Dave
Robert Harris, Imperium
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Bob Dylan, Modern Times
The Killers, Sam's Town
Sting, Songs from the Labyrinth

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