[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
A mixed bag :). My dad said the only thing missing was a new bookcase.

How to Drive a Tank: and Other Everyday Tips for the Modern Gentleman by Frank Coles;
Crime on the Line by Adrian Gray;
Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met his Match by Wendy Moore;
Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong by Emma Marriott;
The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff;
The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones;
Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton;
Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved by Elgen M. Long & Marie K. Long;
Scrooge's Guide to Christmas by Richard Wilson;
Cat Sense: The Feline Enigma Revealed by John Bradshaw;
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Journey of the USS Jeannette by Hammond Sides;
The Terracotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation by John Man;
Poetry For Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse, edited by Henry Beard;
The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko;
Question Everything: 132 Science Questions--and their Unexpected Answers by New Scientist;
Pilgrimage: The Book of the People by Zenna Henderson;
Trail of the Octopus: From Beirut to Lockerbie--Inside the DIA by Donald Goddard with Lester K. Coleman
and
The Far North: Explorations in the Arctic Regions by Elisha Kent Kane, MD.

Phew. That took a lot of typing!
[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
At the weekend we went to a local Christmas craft fair, in the social club. Lots of people there and a fair selection of stalls but nothing much we wanted to buy. I rather fancied a toy moose, but it was more than I could bring myself to pay. Or thoil, as they say in Yorkshire.

There were however some cheap books. And so the inevitable happened.

Tornado Down: The Horrifying True Story of Their Gulf War Ordeal by Flt Lts John Peters and John Nichol
and
Precious Victims by Don W. Weber and Charles Bosworth, Jr.

Also on the stall were a lot of Colin Dexters that tempted me, but not enough.

In other news, I am giving some thought to my Christmas wishlist. And realising I have left it far too late to send things to Monissa. Again. Good resolutions wrap no parcels.
[identity profile] littlerdog.livejournal.com
After something of a hiatus, some books were acquired in a quick dash up the high street with pitstops at most (not all) outlets that sell secondhand books.

Under My Skin by Doris Lessing;
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (my copy has been read to death; so has my dad's);
Helmand: Diaries of Front-Line Soldiers, edited by Linda & Pete Thornton;
Gambling's Strangest Moments by Graham Sharpe;
The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer;
Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis, MD
and
The Book of Assassins by George Fetherling.

Lots of 'may come in handy one day' books in there, but the Helmand one may help with the WIP.

I also purchased a two-book box set with the intention of adding it to my dad's Christmas presents. I think he'll like it.

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