It’s been a while since I shared the new arrivals at Maison RFBT.
These ones have arrived in the last few weeks from Bookmooch:
From the top down:
Daphne du Maurier – The Parasites. Simon at Savidge Reads is always raving about du Maurier and I thought I should try it out. This is a pretty tatty copy so if I absolutely adore it, I will have to replace it.
Primo Levi – If This Is A Man – recommended by a family friend.
Ben Elton – Blind Faith – I can’t remember why I got this but it looks quite exciting.
Penelope Lively – Consequences – having loved Moon Tiger I wanted to try some more of Lively’s work
Sallie Day – The Palace of Strange Girls – Rhian at Reading in the Bath recommended this.
Joanne Harris – Coastliners – I seem to have gone on a Joanne Harris spree and think I now own most of her famous works. In fact this has turned out to be a second copy (!) but in better condition than the one I had bought at Notting Hill.
Claire Harman – Jane’s Fame – Now that I’ve read all of Austen’s 6 major works, I would like to dip into some of the biographical material out there. Goodness knows there’s enough of it! But Harman has an excellent reputation.
(photo credit)Then I drove up to Lancaster on the weekend (I’m still up here, although I have not been to visit the magnificent Ashton Memorial pictured here on this trip) and did rather well at the Oxfam Bookshop on Penny St and at the Saturday morning market:
Anita Shreve – All He Ever Wanted – I can’t walk past a Shreve that I don’t own.
Michael Connelly – The Brass Verdict (and below) The Lincoln Lawyer – A new crime writer for me (I have read one of his before, and rather enjoyed it, in my pre-blogging days) and now that the Lincoln Lawyer is getting the Matthew McConaghey treatment, I thought I’d try to get to the book first!
J. M. Coetzee – Disgrace – Booker winner. ‘Nuff said.
Isabel Allende – Portrait in Sepia – I loved Daughter of Fortune.
Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – this has had so much coverage, how could I go past it?
There’s another market on Wednesday, I could do even more damage – with the car here in Lancaster, there is almost no limit to what I could pick up!