It’s been a busy weekend and I don’t have time to write anything special, alas. But it occurred to me that you hadn’t yet seen my Christmas books, so here they are. I had put this post to one side, feeling the need for a better (ie in focus) photo. But I will supply the list of titles – from the top down:
Raymond Chandler boxed set of recent dramatisations of all the main novels by the BBC, starring Toby Stephens as Phillip Marlowe (he does it really well).
Josephine Tey – To Love and Be Wise
Nora Ephron – I Feel Bad About My Neck
Elizabeth Speller – The Return of Captain John Emmett (highly recommended)
Richard Powers – Generosity
Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance
Stella Gibbons – Westwood
Raymond Chandler – The Lady in the Lake and other novels
Ali Smith – Hotel World
Belinda Bauer – Darkside
Antonia Fraser – Frost in May
Truman Capote – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Angela Carter – The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffmann
Emma Donahugue – Room
Jeanette Winterson – Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Justine Picardie – Coco Chanel: the legend and the life
Delia Smith’s Christmas Cookbook
I was thrilled with all my new books – so many I wanted to start right away! I’ve read and enjoyed the top three books and listened to several of the Raymond Chandler dramatisations, and now of course I’ve moved into that phase of wanting to prolong the pleasure and not scarf them all down. The Stella Gibbons and the Jeanette Winterson are marked for the next couple of weeks, though.
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, and enjoying some quality reading time!