Apologies for the slight blogging lull – these couple of weeks since half term have been a) hectic, b) I’ve been full of lergy, and c) I have to fight my daughter to get on the laptop these days! Those are my excuses, and I’m sticking with them.
Meanwhile, I know most of you love looking at new acquisitions, so here are the latest titles to arrive at Gaskell Towers …
From the top, they are:
- The Snow Childby Eowyn Ivey. A modern fairy tale of a childless couple in Alaska and the snowgirl they make. Sounds magical.
- The Child Who by Simon Lelic. The third book from the author of Rupture, a highly original crime novel. The child who features the case of a twelve year old murderer and the impact it has on his solicitor.
- You & I by Padgett Powell. OK, I was drawn in by the purple and gold cover, but on inspection this promises to be rather interesting and experimental having been described as ‘Waiting for Godot on acid’.
- Collected Folk Tales by Alan Garner. A collection of British folk tales, gathered and retold by the renowned author – and purple and gold again – Christmas’s trending colours in book covers perhaps?
- The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, which tells the story of the siege of Masada in 70AD through the eyes of four women.
- Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin. I hope that by finding out more about Dickens the man, I’ll be enthused to read more of his novels.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve given in to the hype surrounding this book, (but did buy a cheap copy via The Book People).
Have you got any good new books lately? – do tell …