I needed to buy for Jane's Margaret Kennedy Week in October and the choice was more or less made for me. From what I read about it I didn't fancy The Constant Nymph but several other titles are being re-released and the only one I could be sure would reach here before October was The Ladies of Lyndon. I love the cover and after a sneak peep at the first page I loved that too so hoping it will live up to expectations. Of course ordering just one book from the Book Depository always seems a bit ridiculous so I added on a few more.
I always knew that sooner or later I'd end up buying Angela Thirkell otherwise I'd be the last man standing who hasn't read this series and I do dislike feeling so left out. The same could be said of The Vet's Daughter.
I do feel a little guilty (but not very much) buying No Name because I know I could download it to my Kindle for nothing but although the e-reader is useful for some books, when it comes to my favourite authors I prefer the real thing.
So that's my new, new books and I also picked up another three secondhand. I'm really enjoying having a used book shop in town and as we've been away much of August I can feel another visit coming on.
The Brontes by Juliet Barker - I've read this but I wasn't going to let the opportunity to have my own copy slip by . $3 well spent!
For Love Alone by Christina Stead - an Australian author best known for her novel The Man Who Loved Children which I have yet to find but this will do fine for now.
A Breath of French Air by H.E.Bates - the irrepressible Ma and Pa Larkin off to France promises great fun.