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Recent book buys

Time, once again, for some bookporn. The majority of my book buys recently have been secondhand - either charity shop or Amazon Marketplace. These stretch back a few weeks as I've been trying not to add too much to my tbr mountain... not that you'd notice any particular success in that area. *coughspluttercough*






A bit of a mixed bag really.

Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik is book four in her 'Temeraire' historical fantasy series. I haven't even started this series yet. I own book one and no others and yet I simply couldn't leave this in the charity shop. Yep... I really do realise how sad and pathetic that is...

Asta's Book by Barbara Vine is a book I've been looking for for ages and comes well recommended by readers who like her work.

The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker is another one that I've been waiting to find in a charity shop for some while. Wait long enough and you're usually lucky.

Our Spoons came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns is a Virago that I think I've seen blogged about. And anyway, how could I possibly leave a book with a title like that behind?

Out of the Blackout by Robert barnard I saw blogged about somewhere. It's a WW2 story about an evacuee who is never claimed and goes back to London to discover his identity when he's an adult. Crime yarn I think.

Fete Fatale is by the same author - Robert Barnard - It's an English town/church fete type of crime yarn, and I thought it sounded good fun.

Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes is a complete unknown. I saw it in a charity shop in Exeter, read that it was a university/college type crime yarn, saw that it was almost pristine and decided that at 70p I couldn't really leave it behind.

Seven new (to me) books, four of them crime yarns. Of course, I never read crime fiction...
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