What with one thing or another, I didn’t get around to posting a ‘New books’ post for September, so thought that I may as well include it with October’s.
- Tim Moore – I Believe in Yesterday: A 2,000 Year Tour Through the Filth and Fury of Living History 10p
- Roddy Doyle – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha 10p
- Thomas Hardy – Jude the Obscure 10p
- Theocritus – The Idylls 10p
- Jennifer Hargreaves – Sporting Females: Critical issues in the history and sociology of women’s sports 10p
These were all from two local library sales, hence the ridiculous prices. Also, astute readers may notice that I had this same edition of the Hardy book from a library sale (indeed, from the same library) several months back, but this copy here is in far better condition, so it replaces my previous version.
…and now October:
- Janni Howker – Isaac Campion 50p
- Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe 50p
- Peter Schneider – The Wall Jumper £4
- Jules Verne – Journey to the Centre of the Earth 50p
- Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic 50p
- Thomas a Kempis – The Imitation of Christ 1 of 3 for £2
- Gustav Flaubert – Madame Bovary 2 of 3 for £2
- Bernard McCabe – Bottle Rabbit and Friends 3 of 3 for £2
I’ve already got a copy of Robinson Crusoe, but this is an Oxford World Classics edition, and infinitely nicer than my existing edition, and I’ve alredy got a copy of the Verne novel (a rather nice Folio Society one), but this newly-acquired edition will take up less room on a bookcase, and is slightly more reader-friendly. Also of vague interest is the fact that I met Janni Howker back in 2005 when she ran a creative writing course for schools in our area, and have meant to get one of her books to try since then- only managing to do so 9 years later! The purchase of her book and the last book listed are also examples of my point about adult and children’s literature (which I will at some point get round to writing a full post on), as I’m beginning to blur the distinction between the two when it comes to my choice of reading. And the latter is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. He illustrated The Gruffalo and is a personal favourite illustrator of mine, which is my excuse for getting it. He’s illustrated a copy of T.S.Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats which is high on my book wish list too.