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Old 1st Jan 2010, 10:38   #1
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Default Recent Purchases 2010

For all those acquisitive moments.
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 2:24   #2
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My final splurge for quite a while:

Stoner - John Williams
The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Toibin
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
Postcards - Annie Proulx
Nothing To Be Frightened Of - Julian Barnes
The House Of The Spirits - Isabel Allende
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
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Postcards is my favourite book by Proulx, hope you love it too Paul.
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Good to hear, seashells. She's an excellent short story writer, but the only novel I've read so far is The Shipping News (which I also thought was very good). I'm looking forward to this one.
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Carry On, Jeeves - Wodehouse

My first PGW, too, and already giggling away at the excess of ideas, silliness and bon mots. Do we really not have a dedicated Wodehouse thread?
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3-for-2

Rebel - RJ Anderson (sequel to Knife)
The Toymaker - Jeremy de Quidt
The Children's Book - AS Byatt

Second-hand

The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham (as my other copy seems to have disappeared)
The Man Who Fell To Earth - Walter Tevis (with David Bowie on the front)
The Republic of Trees - Sam Taylor (read this some years ago but think son#1 would like it)
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A re-buy of Princess Mononoke on DVD since my son's so-called mate nicked off with my copy eight months ago.

(And I have to mention that following amner's visit this week which resulted in several evenings spent by various of the Col family playing on the Wii he brought visiting with him, the younger generation has clubbed together and bought a Wii this afternoon)
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The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing, after a friend recommended it as a one-sitting read.
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Gifted with

Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCann

and, from Ang, who spotted these for me

Summertime - Coetzee
The Seventh Well - Fred Wander

Bought a headboard with shelves for my son's new bed, keeping an eye to any future space there.
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A Lie About My Father - John Burnside
Waking Up In Toytown - John Burnside

I enjoyed his fiction, and have heard only good things about the 2 autobiographies.
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