Book Haul – August 2018

There are three Oxfam Bookshops close to where I live and although I really didn’t need to buy any books this month, I found myself searching the shelves last Friday in one of the shops I haven’t been in for a very long time. Surprise, surprise, I got lucky and this selection made it’s way home with me.


The Years – Virginia Woolf. I’m having a bit of a love affair with Woolf at the moment so picked up one more that I didn’t already have. I think Jacob’s Room may be the only one I am missing now.

New Grub Street – George Gissing. I have heard of Gissing through my enjoyment of Modernist literature, so decided now was the time to read him. New Grub Street is apparently his best know novel.

The Sport of Kings – C. E. Morgan. I seem to remember this being shortlisted for a book prize last year (??) and I definitely remember Simon Savidge of savidgereads giving it a good review.

Cry, The Beloved Country – Alan Paton. A powerful and important classic which brought the world’s attention to South Africa and apartheid. I feel I need to read this one.

Her – H. D. Another modernist novel and apparently an exploration into the concept of ‘self’. Could be a bit unusual, her poetry is, but also different and experimental.

Dear Mrs Bird – A. J. Pearce. Light read about an agony aunt at the end of the second world war. Not sure what made me pick this one up but it could be sweet.



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