Sunday, 5 July 2009

Go! Find! Buy!


I'm pretty certain today, Monday, is the day the Bloomsbury Group books come out - Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys and The Brontes Went To Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson. Searches for those sorts of words will bring up my reviews of them, but suffice it to say I love them both. Henrietta's War, especially, is a book which should never have gone out of print. I'm really hoping Bloomsbury reprint the sequel, Henrietta Sees It Through, but this of course depends upon the success of Henrietta's War.

Usually I don't force books on people, I just give my view and leave you to decide - but with The Bloomsbury Group I'm going to get a little pushier. It's a bit of a bold move, doing a reprint series, and something we really need to encourage and support. With that in mind, do please buy buy buy these reprints! They're great books, striking editions, and affordable too. Discounted to £5.99 from the Bloomsbury website, and even less from other online sources. How many new novels are that cheap?

Expect this sort of peer pressure at intervals through the year - the Bloomsbury Group are published in three instalments of two. So... buy online, buy in a shop, but get these books and read 'em - you're in for a treat. No, sorry, six treats.

12 comments:

  1. I've had my copy of The Brontes go to Woolworths for over a week now! I enjoyed it very much, and am looking forward to the rest of the group. (I've owned, and loved 'Henrietta' for years.)

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  2. I ordered the first three from Amazon, the first two arrived last week and I'm halfway through Henrietta's War and absolutely loving it. Sitting up in bed, last thing at night, grinning like a fool. I don't think Miss Hargreaves will be here before September, which is a shame, but you can't have everything.

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  3. I've got these two on order from The Book Depository and am eagerly awaiting them! :) No need to push with me--Henrietta's War sounds right up my alley and I loved The Brontes Went to Woolworths and am happy to own my own copy now!

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  4. I'm sure you will be glad to hear that according to Elaine at Random Jottings the second Henrietta book is now out. By the way, could I recommend "A Provincial Lady in Wartime", which I found recently in a second hand book shop in Cardigan ...?

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  5. Henrietta's war is winging its way to me according to AmazoN!

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  6. I saw Henrietta's War in Waterstone's last week and I was sorely tempted to purchase it (especially when I flicked through it and saw how beautiful it was) but I will use an online source shortly.

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  7. I didn't realise they were already out - I couldn't find them in Oxford bookshops. Oh dear!

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  8. Simon, I don't think they were supposed to be out... I was certainly surprised on Thursday. I really should have bought a copy.

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  9. I'm hoping that my two books arrive in the mail this week!

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  10. Mine was waiting when I got home from work - looking forward to reading it (Henrietta that is) as so many people have recommended it now!

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  11. You are evil and must be obeyed. I'm sure all of these will come in useful on holiday. *Marches off to buy books, because Simon says.*

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  12. The second Henrietta book is NOT out, hope I did not give the wrong impression - but but but Bloomsbury are giving it strong consideration.

    I also have some copies of Henriettas war on their way to me for a prize draw so watch out for that

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