Happy weekend folks, hope you're enjoying 2011 so far! And let's make a pact, shall we, to say twenty-eleven, rather than two-thousand-and-eleven? Ok? 'k.
A fair few links and blog posts for today, as they've been building up for a while...
1.) I love Mary's blog Mrs. Miniver's Daughter, especially this lovely anecdotal post.
2.) John Self, over at Asylum, has written a brilliant and insightful review of Barbara Comyns' exceptionally good and unusual novel Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead - click here to read it. The new edition I mentioned a while ago from Dorothy, A Publishing Project is now out in the US; a copy is winging its way to me. Check out the Book Depository for free worldwide shipping on it...
3.) ...and whilst we're on the topic, 'seventydys' (in the comments on the above review) linked to an interview with Danielle Dutton, who founded Dorothy.
4.) The man behind Caustic Cover Critic has set up Whisky Priest publishing, reprinting some of his favourite out-of-print books using a POD publisher - see more here. He uses his expertise to make some really beautiful covers, although I can't say I love the colours on the spines - but, lots of intriguing titles.
5.) And finally... the Oxonian Review have written all about my favourite film from last year, Another Year. Rather more high-falutin' than my own thoughts - and probably rather more well-informed too!