Here are my book purchases for May:
- Penguin Classics Catalogue £2 (that’s full price)
- Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone 25p
- William Gibson & Bruce Sterling – The Difference Engine 25p
- Rebecca Hunt – Mr Chartwell 25p
- Jane Austen – Persuasion 99p
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Sign of Four 99p
- Joseph Conrad – The Secret Agent 99p
- Ted Hughes – The Iron Woman 50p
- George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier 99p
- Joseph Heller – Catch-22 50p
- John Christopher – The Death of Grass 99p
- George Orwell – Animal Farm 99p
- Barry Hines – A Kestrel for a Knave 99p
I know I already have a copy of ‘Animal Farm’, but this is one of the wonderful Penguin Modern Classics editions with the big text on the front and the white spine which I truly adore (I prefer these to the black Penguin Classics, personally), which both matches my edition of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and includes introductions, which my previous copy doesn’t.
However, the Ted Hughes book was a bit of a let down, as I didn’t notice until I got it home, but the first page is missing. Ho-hum.