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Latest Acquisitions (October 2015)

Time for another of these, I think. This past week has seen me receive more books than any other so no guesses as to what I’m planning to do with my weekend but it’s going to be fun, that’s for sure.

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Christina James: The Crossing – From the publisher; the second in a thriller series.

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Diney Costeloe: The Throwaway Children – Having watched series four of Call The Midwife recently, I recognised what the photograph was about and having that new interest in the subject thought it might be an idea to learn about it whilst in mind.

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Elizabeth Baines: Used To Be – I’m incredibly excited about this one, a collection of short stories by an author I met at the Georges Simenon event.

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Lisa Hilton: Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince – Someone I love to read about plus non-fiction equals yes please.

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Matthew Pritchard: Broken Arrow – Crime. I don’t know all that much about it at this point (you know how I like to avoid blurbs when possible) but it’s published by Salt and that’s really all that needs to be said.

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Nicola Cornick: House Of Shadows – A triple plot line by an author I met at the RNA conference. I’m set to review this soon and I’m looking forward to it.

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Su Dharmapala: Saree – The cover got me. This is quite a lengthy book, at least 500 pages, so I’m not sure when I’ll be reading it but it’s on my ‘soonish’ list.

There are three books from Salt Publishing on this list and I love that; they publish some excellent stuff. I’m thinking of making myself a to-be-reviewed shelf in my study, possibly using the window sill for the time being, because whilst I have most of the list in mind I see potential value in having everything in one place. (At the moment review copies are mixed in with my own books.)

What have you borrowed/acquired/bought recently? And have you a place for books you want to read soon?


Margaret @ BooksPlease

October 31, 2015, 9:34 am

I don’t have many books for review at any one time, so they are mixed in with my other books,

I’ve read Nicola Cornick’s House of Shadows and thoroughly enjoyed it. That book was my latest addition – an uncorrected proof copy. Yesterday I borrowed some books from the library – Lolly Willowes, MaddAddam and Americanah – not at all sure I’ll be able to read them before they are due back!


November 2, 2015, 4:27 pm

I also love reading about Elizabeth I. I hope you enjoy the Renaissance Prince and I look forward to your thoughts on it.

I don’t tend to have many physical review copies but I do keep a list to help me remember and keep on top of them all.



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