Mothering Sunday is traditionally "refreshment Sunday"; a halfway house during lent. I frequently covet books, but this becomes more severe during times of book-buying ban, so I thought I'd make yesterday list with pictures for my refreshment Sunday - not that I'll need reminding when Easter arrives.Elizabeth Taylor's short story volumes are something I'm hankering after. I raced through Elizabeth Taylor's novels last year and feel sad that there aren't any more to discover. However, since my foray into the world of the short story, I'm keen to read her short stories collected in three volumes; Devastating boys; Hester Lilly and A dedicated man. Unfortunately they're all rare and expensive.
I'm particularly keen to own more of the Virago 30th anniversary hardbacks; I have three and the book collector in me wants to own all eight, even though I have other editions of a couple of titles. Top of the list are 84 Charing Cross Road (which I don't actually own), and the beautifully covered Their eyes were watching God.
I enjoyed Celia Dale's Virago Modern Classic, Sheep's Clothing, and more of her books have been published as Faber Finds.
There are more Faber Finds that I would like. Having loved the Persephone collection of Elizabeth Berridge's short stories, I would love to read some of her novels:
I'm also keen for two more Grey Ladies titles, so that I have the complete collection and 15 more Persephone titles for the same reason (they're listed on the left of my blog).
A birthday wish-list perhaps that I should point my fiance and parents towards?!
Marling Hall - Angela Thirkell
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