Last week my library visit was focused on gathering up what I wanted to read for the Jane Austen month although I was a bit miffed that there'd been a mix-up with the hold I had on Claire Tomalin's biography and someone else had got away with it.
Today was one of those days when I struggled to find anything that really appealed so better luck next time. It's not as though I have nothing to read!
Persuasion by Jane Austen........I only want to read one of her novels this month and it was a toss-up between the two I haven't read - Persuasion won, Emma lost!
Jane Austen's Letters.......written between 1796 - 1817 her letters provide a wonderful supplement to her novels. I have read them before but it was long ago and look forward to exploring her world again.
Jane Austen's Sewing Box by Jennifer Forest........this is a coffee table style book with gorgeous pictures that looks at Regency crafts alongside quotes from the novels.
The Secrets of Pain by Phil Rickman.......in the latest Merrily Watkins story she is persuaded to venture into areas where neither a priest or a woman is welcome......to unearth secrets linked with the pagan past.
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich.......Hannah Levi is famed throughout Venice for her skills as a midwife but, as a Jew, the law forbids her to attend a Christian woman.
Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh........another by New Zealand's queen of crime for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.
What did you bring home from the library?