Thank heavens for that! The new acquisitions from Crockatt & Powell have only just made it from bag to shelf, and at present aren't even on the right shelves (as you know, I'm a bit anal about sorting and shelving).
My four purchases were:
- Martin Miller's Lonely Werewolf Girl (it just really appealed, especially as it has been a long time since I read any of his work - Neil has the first three novels he wrote, and they're all well read in this house)
- Catherine O'Flynn's What Was Lost (since C&P has raved about it all year)
- Jeremy Gavron's An Acre of Barren Ground (a history of Brick Lane: a fascinating place and one we visited on our most recent trip)
- Carlos Fuentes' This I Believe: An A-Z of a Writer's Life (for its broad-ranging essays on life, writing and ideas)