Christmas books

I was lucky and got a few books as Christmas gifts.

Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith
A Horseman Riding By by R.F. Delderfield
English Garden Flowers by William Robinson (a lovely old gardening book)
The Oaken Heart by Margery Allingham
Murder in the Snow by Gladys Mitchell

I also got Pawn in Frankincese by Dorothy Dunnett – but that one didn’t make it into my photo.

Books for Christmas 2017

I intend to read The Oaken Heart soon, it’s the story of Margery Allingham’s village in wartime Britain.

At the moment I’m reading Long Summer Day, the first book in the Delderfield trilogy.
I’ve already finished reading Portrait of a Murderer but haven’t written about it yet.
The old gardening book will be one for dipping into from time to time I think.

This year I really want to concentrate on reading my own books, but no doubt that desperately alluring site – Fife libraries catalogue will lure me into temptation at some point!

7 thoughts on “Christmas books

  1. Your copy of The English Garden, which I have in a reprint, is the kind of book I used to collect, anything with a lovely, illustrated binding. Gorgeous! And those mysteries look tempting. I got a few books for Christmas and a generous gift card from my husband.

    • Joan,
      That old book is in perfect condition and doesn’t even smell damp or musty. J was charged just £1 for it – I should get him to pay for my books more often, he gets massive discounts it seems! I’m looking forward to finding out what you buy with your gift card.

  2. Santa was nice to you! You must have been good! 🙂 Enjoy all your new books and good luck concentrating on ones you own! Though you know, once you buy them, you own them so anything new you buy you are still technically keeping within your goal 🙂

  3. That’s a great selection of books. I’m hoping to read The Oaken Heart soon too and I’m glad you’ve got a copy of Pawn in Frankincense now!

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