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Some new books...

I've been on a little book buying binge over the past few weeks. Having been quite restrained since Christmas there were a few I wanted so I er... bought them. Well someone has to keep the book publishers in business! LOL!

Anyway, here are my gorgeous new books... although two are secondhand from AM so *some* recycling has taken place.

Books - June 001x3

Books - June 004x2

From left to right, top row:

The Hills is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith. I've been aware of this book for years but it was never the right time to read it. Now that I'm doing the Read Scotland challenge it is of course the perfect time to read it.

Pomfret Towers, Summer Half and August Folly by Angela Thirkell. I've only read two of the Barchester books by Angela Thirkell but I really like them and just couldn't resist buying the next three in the series, especially with these fab covers.

Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett. A new fantasy series to me, but it's been recced by a couple of people, including byslantedlight, so I thought I ought to give it a go. Well that's my excuse...

So that's my mini-book-buying binge over for a few months. I will now try to behave for a bit. Notice I said *try*... *cough*


There you go, always thinking of others before yourself *g* I'm sure the publishers applaud your selflessness.

Ooh, very pretty covers.
Absolutely! I am known for it. *coughcough*

They are *very* pretty, in fact the first book in the series has the most gorgeous snowscene I've seen in a long time.Not that I buy books based on their covers. Much. *cough*
Of course you are.

Perish the thought *g*
Oh, now those are some absolutely gorgeous book-buys, from whatever way you look at it... and I'm so pleased you've got the Points books! *g* (Actually I'm re-reading Point of Hopes right now, in fact... *g*)

My mum recced The Hills is Lonely to me when I was a teenager, and I enjoyed it then - and can't remember it at all now, of course, so I should re-read that one too! I think there's at least one sequel, iirc...

Oh, enjoy! What a happy thing to see last thing at night! *g*
Yes, very pleased with my lovely purchases. I'm not sure if I'll get to Point of Hopes for OUaT but will get to it fairly soon regardless.

I can't think why I've never read The Hills is Lonely... just never got to it. Yes, there are sequels, I'm just not sure how many. Goodreads should tell me... yes... it's looks like there are three of them altogether.
Ooh, more books!

Can you say a bit more about Angela Thirkell? I see a couple of people reading them and quoting from them (don't know whether you watch hagsrus? eg here. The Wikipedia description doesn't really explain the appeal - or does it? Are they humour, or gentle happy things, or what?

Still looking for the first of these Points books. I must be looking in all the wrong places!
Angela Thirkell's a bit hard to categorise. They're 1930s 'gentle happy things' as you put it, but with a nice thread of humour running through them. So you pretty much put your finger on it really.

I found the first Point book on Amazon Marketplace. If you can't find one hold on for a bit and you can eventually borrow mine.
Who is this Angela Thirkell you like so much? Would I like her?

And I owe you email. :(
Angela Thirkell was a well known writer in the 1930s who kind of got forgotten and has been rediscovered. She writes gentle books about the middle-classes but very nicely observed and written. They all have a nice vein of humour running through. And it has to be said, the covers of the reissues are absolutely stunning.