A few more books, and ‘Reclaimed Books part 4’

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Well it’s time for the inclusion of more crappy-quality photos. Those above are:

  • Paulo Coelho-  The Alchemist     50p
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez-  One Hundred Years of Solitude     50p
  • Graham Greene-  The Heart of the Matter     50p
  • Nelson Mandela-  No Easy Walk to Freedom     50p
  • Sue Townsend-  The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾    30p
  • P.L. Travers-  Mary Poppins     50p
  • African Art, a book from the 1970s     10p (library book sale)
  • Gita Mehta-  Karma Cola     10p (library book sale)

I’ve been looking for the Marquez book for a while, so that was a nice find. Also, I’ve picked up a few more books from my parents recently. There are a few children’s books amongst them this time:

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  • J.K. Rowling-  The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • Roald Dahl-  The BFG
  •                     – Danny the Champion of the World
  • Brendan Hook-  Harry the Honkerzoid
  • Bram Stoker-  Dracula
  • J.K. Rowling-  Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  •                       –  Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Two ‘Doctor Who’ books: The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Five Doctors
  • Mary Shelley-  Frankenstein
  • Charles Dickens-  Hard Times

I do own the rest of Roald Dahl’s major books for children in the same editions to those shown (except ‘Boy’ and ‘Going Solo’, which are a more recent combined edition), but will pick up the rest (i.e. ‘James and the Giant Peach’; ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator’ as one volume; ‘The Magic Finger’; ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’; ‘The Twits’; ‘George’s Marvelous Medicine’; ‘The Witches’; ‘The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me’; ‘Matilda’, and ‘Esio Trot’) at a later date. The two I got this time have always been my favourites, and have been begging for another read for a long time. So what if they are children’s books- I enjoy them, and will read them as Classics, before passing them on to my children when they are old enough to read them.

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3 thoughts on “A few more books, and ‘Reclaimed Books part 4’

  1. Fantastic haul of books! I have to say that ‘one hundred years of solitude’ is one of my all time favourite books, I am sure you will love reading it. I recently came across Paul Auster’s ‘New York Trilogy’ collection (£3 in an independent book shop in Sheffield) and have to say I am pleasantly surprised by his work. The three novellas actually reminded me of Ellen Ullman’s latest novel, ‘By Blood’, as they both centre on the theme of isolation and identity. I intend to keep an eye out for any more of Auster’s work. Hope you enjoy the Plague by Albert Camus as well, I loved reading that and need to re-read it, his essay ‘The Rebel’ is on my christmas list as I never finished the library copy I had!

  2. I’ve never read any Camus, but after boning up on his career on Wikipedia, I am on the look out for ‘The Fall’, ‘The Outsider’ and ‘A Happy Death’ and cannot wait to read these volumes. The brevity of ‘The Fall’ also intrigues me, as it wouldn’t take up a lot of shelf room when I finally get around to purchasing some bookcases, and so gives me a good excuse to buy it!

    • I think taken together ‘The Fall’, ‘The Outsider’ and ‘The Rebel’ give the range of how he wrote. I remember tackling my mam’s version of ‘The Fall’ and it is distinctly different in style to his others!

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