Our town’s annual book fair is on again this week. It fills the local racecourse building with tens of thousands of books, with thousands more waiting in the wings to be added. Opening morning is a bit of a frenzy with booklovers with armfuls of books jostling about everywhere.
Last year I came away with 20 books, and checking back on my post, I see I have only read two of those in the succeeding twelve months. But at A$2 per paperback, I couldn’t help buying just a few more ….
Firstly I found an almost complete set of Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series, and most in the period painting covers which I love.Got home with 15 of these.
I was still missing three titles, so of course I had to go back two days later to see if they were still there. I couldn’t find them, but I found a few other titles …
Classics next, and I picked up a fairly random assortment of less familiar titles
- Plutarch’s Rise and Fall of Athens
- Letters of Abelard and Heloise
- Chronicles of the Crusades
- Middle English Poems : The Owl and The NIghtingale/Cleanness/St. Erkenwald
- Benvenuto Cellini’s Autobiography
- The White Devil/The Duchess of Malfi/The Devil’s Law Case by John Webster
- Selected Short Fiction by Charles Dickens (not the Christmas stories though 😦 )
an assortment of fantasy
a gap i had on my shelves
and all six Foundation novels by Issac Asimov
So at A$2 / £1.10 / US$1.50 each, which ones would you have taken home? Or what would you have been hoping to find???