Friday, 20 May 2016

In which I acquire xx books

Christian Aid Book Sale 2016. Yes, purchases were made (haven’t dared to count them), and if I live to be 101 or 2 (or 3) they will all get read, as well as the others waiting tbr. 

Purchases, in no particular order:

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon (published 2016).
Set during the UK drought of 1976. Lovely hardback edition.

Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves (2011)
A Vera Stanhope novel.

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (1984)
Set in 1906, small-town Georgia, USA.

Year of the Tiger by Lisa Brackman (2010)
Thriller, set in modern-day China.

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (2014)
‘Whoever you are, why ever you bake, this story’s for you’.

Katherine’s Wheel by Rebecca Gregson (1999)
Four college friends reunite for a millennium party in Cornwall.

A Bit of Earth by Rebecca Smith (2006)
Author is ‘the perfect English miniaturist’ says Barbara Trapido no less.

Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (2007)
More small-town America, this time by author of Fried Green Tomatoes

No Second Chance by Harlan Coben (2003)
Missing child thriller.

Mistress Masham’s Repose by T. H. White (1947)
An unhappy young girl discovers a race of Lilliputians

A Winter in China by Douglas Galbraith (2006)
Thriller, set in China, 1937.

A Writer’s World: Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris
‘a vivid evocation of the late 20th century’.

Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill (1994)
A Dalziel & Pascoe novel. May have read before.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (2012)
Italy, Hollywood, and ‘the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ …

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (2009)
With a ‘sassy, straight-talking heroine’ born in Texas, 1901.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (first pub. 1937)
Virago edition 1986. Author has been recommended by several friends.

The Virago Book of Food: The Joy of Eating edited by Jill Foulston (2006)
Foodie extracts from books. Yum.

Diana Annual 1966

The Best of Girl

These last two to add to girls’ annuals collection.