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Saturday, May 06, 2006

the hunt

Came across a church book & bake sale in my travels today, and as I only had $2.50 on me, it was no contest as to what part of the sale would draw me in. After a bit of scouring I managed to find the following:

* Barbara Pym's An Unsuitable Attachment
* Iris Murdoch's The Philosopher's Pupil
* Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead

* Roger von Oech's A Whack on the Side of the Head
* Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich (hey, you never know)

Not bad. No cash left, but five books richer.


Blogger country dweller said...

Not bad at all, I must say. I also keep lists from the hunts and like to read others’. The biggest fish I caught last year was a first edition of PG Wodehouse’s 'Summer Moonshine' (1938) in a finely woven red cloth binding as fresh as if it had been stored in a box. I spotted it among 100.000 books at a Dutch sale in town in only twenty minutes because of the typical Jenkins’ binding.

I remember Lynne Truss mentioning the book by Murdoch in her punctuation manual 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves'. She didn’t like the extensive use of semicolons, I think it was. So that’s one way of looking at it. Thought you might like to know ;)

May 08, 2006 12:29 p.m.

Blogger KJ's muse said...

Good catch country dweller!

Haven't read Lynne's manual yet, but am looking forward to reading Talk to the Hand: the Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door. Snort. What a great title!

May 09, 2006 3:47 p.m.


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