Then there was the small matter of the large box from The Book
People.The offers were too good to resist.3 books by Orhan Pamuk. I've heard and read so much about Snow it's
time to add it to my shelves for a future read.It must be disheartening
for Indies to see these sold at £3.99 for 3, doubtless someone will
tell me how The Book People manage this and I'll feel terrible for supporting them.
Probably far worse for trade is this deluge of Daphne's for £9.99. Over
the years my Daphne Du Maurier collection has become ragged and gappy
where I've lent and lost originals so a refurbishment seemed affordable
and actually a few in here I didn't have first time round.I've not had a bout of Inflammatory Daphne-itis for ages, it might be time.
I also slid in a copy of The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham for the "about children" shelf.
Finally, a huge thank you to Kate Williams who has sent me a copy of her delicious looking biography of Emma Hamilton, England's Mistress. I really can't wait to read this, in fact why wait. I had a gap in the biography reading section so I've made a start.It's accessible and fascinating and I agree with the great review I heard on the radio this week, it has the feel of a novel.So many books like this I start and surrender quite early on because they seem dry and dull to my non-historical mind. Not this one and not Emma Hamilton's life that's for sure.
Next week's pile is already accumulating and there's more Iceland in there and to appease the gods I bought some from that nice Indie bookseller who includes a free and gratis head louse with every book.I didn't recognise it, too many legs I thought. How wrong can I be, but in my defence I haven't seen one in ages.Do you remember that advert, two nice children's heads touching and the caption "a head louse has found a new home"?
For speed of delivery,next day, (not even time for a new hatching) and very nice wrapping technique I award Jonathan...