read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Books bought this week

Some really good book buys this week, all of them secondhand.

1) Solomon Time by Will Randall. His first book, I believe. I just read his third, Botwana Time, and liked it a lot so was really pleased to get hold of this one on eBay. This one covers his teaching time in The Solomon Islands in the south seas.

2) An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears. I know nothing about this other than it's some kind of historical mystery and that it sounded rather good. Found in a Dawlish charity shop.

3) LUCIE DUFF GORDON: A Passage to Egypt by Katherine Frank. Biography of Lucie Duff Gordon, her childhood years as well as her time in Eygpt. Bought in the secondhand bookshop at Killerton today. (Headquarters of the NT in Devon.)

4) Venture to the Interior by Laurens Van Der Post. Travels in Africa - another Killerton buy.

5) Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Second part of the author's travels between Holland and Constantinople. Yet another Killerton find. I could have spent a fortune there. Even Hubby bought two. (It's taken me 33 years but I've finally got him buying books...)

On the way via eBay: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue. Recced by someone here but am not sure who now. Apologies.

Current read: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bordain. Recced by maubast to whom I must offer my thanks as it's an excellent read. Someone just sent me the article he wrote about how he was stuck in the Lebanon a few weeks ago. Scary stuff. He is such a good writer.
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