Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Literary Press

I had a fun coincidence waiting for me when I got back from holiday. Just before I went I had the excitement of one of my Abebooks 'wants' alerts coming into my inbox, and one I've been wanting for years: My Husband Simon by Mollie Panter-Downes. A click or two and it was on its way...

And you've already seen my Norfolk haul, including The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells - it was only when I returned from holiday and opened the parcel waiting for me that I saw that the two books came in the same series, from The Literary Press. And I'm pretty sure I don't own any others in this series - what a fun coincidence!


Does this series ring a bell with anyone? They might well appear in secondhand bookshops on those shelves filled with Everyman Classics etc. which, all too often, I overlook. Rows and rows of easily-findable (in the UK) books by Priestley, Kipling, Trollope etc. don't make for thrilling browsing, but I have found rare copies of E.H. Young and Elizabeth von Arnim titles on the everything-looks-the-same-shelves, and now this. I'll have to look even more carefully in future...

10 comments:

  1. Sorry for being nosey but was it expensive?

    Cheryl

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    1. The Mollie P-D? No, surprisingly! £8.

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    2. I am now suffering from Mollie envy!

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  2. Wonderful.You must review it soon.

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  3. They're lovely Simon - it's not an imprint I've come across before but I'll be keeping my eyes open now!

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    1. I'm now in danger of wanting to collect them all...

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  4. They're beautiful! I've not seen them before.

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  5. Please review this novel soon!!!
    Cheryl

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