A number of other blogs have mentioned the beauty and quality of Hesperus Books, and having already bought a couple in previous months I decided to have a look at their catalogue and succumbed.

A Tale Told by Moonlight is an addition to my reading around Leonard Woolf’s time in Ceylon, of which more to come in a future post.

The History of the Reign of King Henry VII is a slight drift from my sixteenth century obsession, but does deal with the foundation of the Tudor dynasty, and will run nicely into David Loades’ Henry VIII which joins the ever expanding pile – I really do need to think how I’m going to tackle all of these!

Something very different next; pointed out to me by the Book God as something he thought I would enjoy, Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters, set in Sarawak in the 1930s and describing the exotic and powerful dynasty which ruled this part of the world.

The Book God had some book tokens to spend this month, and I accompanied him on a shopping trip with the intention of watching, not buying; I failed of course, drawn irresistibly to Queuing for Beginners by Joe Moran which (according to the cover) tells the story of daily life from breakfast to bedtime. I’ve dipped in and it looks like one to savour.

dtmot.jpgLast but not least, I gave in to temptation and now have the Folio Society edition of A Dance to the Music of Time, in four volumes. The fact that I already have the whole of Anthony Powell’s masterpiece in various formats didn’t stop me, and of course it’s a wonderful excuse to read the whole thing again.

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