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  • Super Evelyn Waugh sells for £50k BridesheadRevisited

     
    A rare first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited has sold at Sotherby’s auction for the staggering sum of £52,500.
    The popular novel, published in 1945, was one of 50 pre-publication copies issued by the author …

  • Mr Burke’s “Rising Sun” landmark for Scorpion Light - Burke - Scorpion - side

    Delighted that the latest James Lee Burke, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by the small UK publisher Scorpion Press will have an insightful tribute by his daughter and noted thriller writer Alafair.  The edition is …

  • Name of the Rose NameoftheRosesm

    The Name of the Rose (1983) was not just a novel but a way of thinking about the world. At the passing of its author Umberto Eco it is appropriate to reflect on the book …

  • Charles Cumming – A Colder War Cumming - A Colder War

    In A Colder War Britain’s secret intelligence operations in the Middle East are severely curtailed; botched schemes and the deaths of double agents suggests to the spymasters that a mole is a work.  When SIS’s …

  • Wallander’s creator Mankell passes mankell

    Henning Mankell, creator of Kurt Wallander, passed away after a year long fight with cancer. His novels were favourites with modern crime fans across the world for ironically displaying an angst about the state of …

  • Intrigue and Eric Ambler ericamblerintrigue

    In a recent BBC radio broadcast John Gray recalls the life and work of the thriller writer Eric Ambler and finds uncomfortable echoes of today’s society in the pages of his novels.
    “What they reveal is …

  • Second hand books bought at Hay @EaglehasLanded-@Nineteenseventyseven-@TheBridgeofSighs

    For as long as I can remember I have visited second hand bookshops with my ‘wants’ list.  Mostly, I am disappointed and buy something else that catches the eye.  But this time the second hand …

  • Second Hand Bookshops in the UK secondhand-bookshops

    The internet has caused a drift away from the retail high street so it was good to see that some second hand bookshops are making strident efforts to bring customers back.
    Some glorious second hand bookshops …

  • Doctorow – Golden Age of Dreams Ragtime-EL-Doctorow-signed

    Last night I heard on the radio that New York writer E L Doctorow had died aged 87 years. The radio was an appropriate means of conveying the news for he was a writer of …

  • Medal Auction Commemorates Violette Szabo violette-szabo

    Medals commemorating the wartime service of Violette Szabo sold at auction today in London for £260,000. Ms Szabo’s gritty and heroic efforts as a secret agent of the Special Operations Executive during World War Two …