Wednesday, 12 May 2010

New arrivals

Okay, it's a small pile of new arrivals, but I am trying not to buy too many new books! What particularly pleased me about this pile is that they all have lovely covers.

Top of the pile is a collection of essays by Jerome K. Jerome, courtesy of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. I've giggled my way through the first of these already.


Recently a link to a blog post caught my eye - author Lynn Shepherd was talking about writing her first book, Murder at Mansfield Park. What she had to say about the constraints of writing in the style of Jane Austen was so much in tune with my own prejudices that I bought her book - the attractive cover was all the added incentive I needed.

Finally, another impulse buy. I've been re-reading Tim Pears' In the Place of Fallen Leaves, a lovely, lyrical first novel, and in an idle moment, I googled the author to check a detail about his background. To find, of course, that he has a new book out, and once again, I succumbed to a cover - this one's pretty irresistible, redolent of the English countryside.


  1. Yes they are lovely covers - I especially love the Tim Pears

    thanks for sharing


  2. I don't know anything about Tim Pears, but I would read that book for the cover anyway! I hope it turns out to be as good as its cover art. :)

  3. I'm glad you both like that cover - Jenny, I'll tell you tomorrow, if I get time!

  4. I'd love to try Jerome's essays - especially if they're the kind you giggle through! (Which I'd expect from his fiction, of course.)

  5. I do so love JKJ! I didn't know there were essays. Ah, bliss! Thank you.