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Nifty stuff.

Nabbed off the shelf in The British Heart Foundation charity shop in Minehead this morning... Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. How nifty is that? Terrific to be in the right place at the right time for once.

Nabbed from next door in the cancer shop - The Queen's Man by Sharon Penman, apparently a very good writer of historicals, and Flying Visits by Clive James, travel bits from The Observer newspaper (25p!) (Wonder why you never see him on TV any more...)

Arrived from Amazon Marketplace this morning, Beyond the Deep Woods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, a young adult fantasy to replace the one sitting on the library pile because I bought the second one last week. Confused? Me too.

I was hoping to see one or two of the McCall Smith No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books going cheap but all I could see was the first one which, obviously, I've already got.

Hubby floored me when he declared, in Smiths, that he was fed up waiting for the library to get the last two of the Wit'ch War series by James Clemens that he's reading and is going to buy them and the new Trudi Canavan. :::faints dead away:::

Current read: A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley. So far it's excellent.


I like the Stewart/Riddell partnership, but must admit I was rather less impressed with 'Beyond the Deep Woods' than I was with their 'far flung adventures' series.
Not having checked the authors out I nipped over to Paul Stewart's page on Fantastic Fiction: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/paul-stewart/ and had a look. Goodness, he's prolific! I'd not heard of the 'far flung adventures' but there they are. I shall read these two 'Edge' books soon and see what I think. I was enchanted by the illustrations *g* and even if I don't care for them they'll do for Ruth in a few years time.