It’s still a week to go until my birthday, but I cannot resist…! My mom bought me three books for my birthday over a month ago and my grandma sent me a bit of early birthday money, so I am unable to contain myself anymore, I must have a beautiful picture of my growing stack of delicious republished forgotten classics. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually found books I know I’ll love in a bookstore.
So here’s the list:
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons, author of Cold Comfort Farm — my library still doesn’t have this one yet, so after a bit of impatient rechecking every few days to see if it was somehow there, I decided a birthday is the perfect time to indulge.
Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford — after enjoying Love in a Cold Climate recently and understanding all the Mitford humour even more thanks to Hons & Rebels by her sister Jessica, I wanted to begin enjoying everything Mitford and these new covers are particularly appealing, especially since Wigs on the Green is a parody of British fascism in the ’30s.
Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by the delightful D.E. Stevenson — my library does have a copy of this, but I cannot resist, especially as I currently do not have my own Miss Buncle’s Book! I must be able to hold at least one of her books to my heart, at any time I may wish to literally physically do so.
Love’s Shadow by Ada Leverson, The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson — once I’d read and loved Henrietta’s War then ever more of the charming and colourful Bloomsbury Group reprints have been joining my collection. And also my much treasured first Persephone book, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson.
All that plus a delightful new reading journal (it has sections for my biblio style and literary superlatives, plus such a nice cover) and some french macarons, which perhaps should have been savoured over one of my new books, but have already been gobbled up whilst sitting at the computer! The pink one was particularly delicious, I am happy to report — strawberry flavoured!