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Old 9th May 2014, 10:46   #21
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Wshaw: That's great to hear it has a "kind of genius" - I picked it up on a whim, knowing nothing about either the book or the author.
The Virago edition has a short introduction by Polly Devlin, written in 1982, but I avoid reading introductions until after I've read the book: they can be great if they just set it in context, but too often they tell the reader what they (the introduction writer) think the book is all about, and I prefer to make my own mind up first!
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From a secondhand bookshop: Eureka (2002), William Diehl's ninth and last novel before he died in 2006.
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I was determined not to bookshop till Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, but I weakened on passing a branch of The Works and ended up with Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, and Elizabeth Taylor's Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, all for the princely sum of five pounds.
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Oh, super, I hope they have more of those...
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This lot arrived in a box from eBay today:



Not bad for a quid... and this after I've winnowed out the real crap.

I doubt, sadly, if either of these two will live up to the salacious promise of their covers:



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Shiny new books from Canada:

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And some Australian classics:

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You do get some interesting books, David!

The BDO in Bath yielded:





and Three Chronicles of the Reign of Edward IV (intro. Keith Dockray)

And then yesterday in Sheffield, I found



And following Digger's recommendation,



And knowing all her other books as jolly good reads, this one -



And finally, despite it portraying you-know-who as a murdering usurper yet again (why oh why.....), this one because she is such a good YA writer.

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Coming back from the Post Office this morning I bumped into a friend's annual charity book sale - which he had neglected to tell me about. Amongst the few books that I allowed myself to buy were The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing ed. Richard Dawkins and Cecil B DeMille and the Golden Calf by Simon Louvish (not that I am an especially great fan of DeMille but I have this policy of buying any books about films published by Faber and Faber.)

I was fairly restrained because I was already feeling guilty about having bought this lot earlier in the morning:



They were 50p each! It would have been rude not to buy them.
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