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september-purchases.JPGA bit of a stack this month with one or two familiar names as well as one or two speculative buys. To start with the familiar, two of my favourite Canadian authors – Margaret Atwood’s Moral Disorder and Alice Munro’s The View from Castle Rock. I’m particularly interested in the latter because of the Scottish link and the family history thing, which is a particular hobby of mine I won’t bore anyone with now! I also picked up a crime favourite, Tess Gerritsen’s The Mephisto Club; I’ve been waiting for this to come out in paperback for a while and am looking forward to reading it soon. I also decided to take the opportunity of being bored one evening to order the three Merrily Watkins novels by Phil Rickman that I didn’t yet have in my collection (it’s the completist thing, you see) – The Smile of a Ghost (not in the picture as the Book God appears to have secreted it somewhere), The Remains of an Altar and The Fabric of Sin – lovely gothic stuff.

Three of the books pictured were mentioned in my earlier post about visiting the London Review Bookshop, which just leaves the two books I bought in the British Museum shop – Unfortunate English by Bill Brohaugh and A Brief History of Secret Societies by David V Barrett – just couldn’t resist that one!

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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. I’m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

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