Well, a couple of Gore Vidal books sneaked onto this shelf which is in a bookcase which originally stood in an Edinburgh solicitors office. Mainly though it houses Folio books, which are a gorgeous indulgence.
I love Folio Society Books, I used to be in the Folio Society (a glorified book club) so I have quite a lot of their editions, but I’ve also managed to buy quite a few at secondhand bookshops at reasonable prices. Sometimes they are priced beyond what I would pay for them but other times they are super cheap – too cheap really, it feels akin to theft, especially when it’s a charity shop. All you can do is pay the price and say – keep the change!
When I saw these ones last week I just had to buy them, despite the fact that I already had 3 of them in cheap paperback editions.
My Life and Times by Jerome K Jerome. I’ve read a few of Jerome’s humorous books and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this one.
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. I loved this one when I read it a few years ago.
The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara Tuchman. I haven’t read this one but Jack has.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I read this one as a teenager, I should probably re-read it.