This week it was our annual Rotary Club Book Fair which is an event I always look forward to and I love joining the early morning queue on the first day and sharing the anticipation. It's always crowded but I was still happy with my bargains......
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay
The Harp in the South trilogy - Ruth Park
Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Ruth Park
The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters
The Watersplash - Patricia Wentworth
The Ivory Dagger - Patricia Wentworth
The View from Castle Rock - Alice Munro
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - my one indulgence! Even though I've read this more than once I couldn't resist this lovely old, gold-embossed, illustrated edition.
Day 2 I chose a time when I knew it would be quiet. I wanted to slowly look for the insignificant little gems that tend to get to hidden among the big and bright trade paperbacks and I found....
Coroner's Pidgin by Margery Allingham
An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym
Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett
A Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Ames by E.F.Benson
Queen Lucia by E.F.Benson
Mapp and Lucia by E.F.Benson
Dodo Omnibus by E.F.Benson
Very pleased with my purchases - lots of great reading to look forward to!