book booty in sheffield

up them owls

          Today me and my darling wife went to Sheffield ,which meant i got chance to wander round Blackwell’s and Waterstones today ,which is always a treat for myself i got three books today :-

best european fiction 2010 ,this is Dalkey archives collection of short stories from 27 countries compiled by the Bosnian american writer Aleksandar Hemon ,this is Dalkey archives attempt to get Americans and others to read more european fiction ,i ve been looking forward to getting this book since i read about it earlier this year

Saplings by Noel Streatfield ,this is first of two book published by Persephone books the publisher republishes mainly female writers from twenties to fifties ,this particular story is set just before and during the second world war  and follows how a family copes with the wartime stresses .

cheerful weather for the wedding by Julia Strachey ,my second Persephone book is a novella from the Bloomsbury era a domestic tale ,i ve chosen two Persephone books for the Persephone reading week in may that i noticed on paperbackreaders blog

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rob
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 18:41:12

    Loving the European title Stu. It’s one I’ve have had on my own radar for a while (last August):

    http://robaroundbooks.com/2009/08/on-the-radar-russian-and-european-anthologies-plus-a-tolstoy-collection-from-penguin/

    Warmest
    Rob

    Reply

    • winstonsdad
      Feb 26, 2010 @ 19:01:16

      yes it looks great not even heard of half of the writers so will be a real journey of discovery ,thanks stu (sure it was on your blog i first read about it )

      Reply

  2. Claire (Paperback Reader)
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 13:46:50

    How serendipitous to find these in time for Persephone Reading Week! Saplings I have but haven’t read yet; I’m looking forward to it as have heard great things. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding isn’t my favourite Persephone but it’s one that I have definitely grown to appreciate more since reading.

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    • winstonsdad
      Mar 09, 2010 @ 20:38:46

      yes ,also got miss dalloway the other day ,look forward to reading everyones views on persephone week

      Reply

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