Recent book purchases

For some reason the usual Christain Aid book sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s didn’t go ahead this year, but the three day Holy Corner, Morningside book sale did go ahead, and despite it all being within one small church hall I did manage to find some books that I wanted to buy.

Books May 24

New York 1930 by Robert A.M Stern, Gregory Gilmartin, Thomas Mellins

Saint Petersburg and its environs

Mrs Ames by E.F. Benson

O Caledonia by Elspeth Barker

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The New York book is a massive tome with loads of photos and information on Art Deco architecture and design.

The Saint Petersburg book is a good reminder of our visit to the city some years ago.

I’m a big fan of E.F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia books (and the original TV series)  so I had to buy Mrs Ames.

I have a lot of books which have been illustrated by Arthur Rackham, so I couldn’t pass up on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

It is of course just more books added to the TBR piles, but I couldn’t NOT buy them, and it was for a good cause.

Jack also bought books, but only two. The Changeling by Robin Jenkins and Highland Pack by Neil Gunn.


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