I've got a good haul over the past few days from readitswapit.co.uk. I get most of my books from there now, I love it. So I've got:
I'm a bit worried about this one because when it arrived I realised that it is more about his work than his life. There is a companion volume about his life.
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
I've never read any Proust but I have read some de Botton and I think he has the lovely knack of making an unfamiliar subject approachable.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
This was reviewed by Simon at stuck in a book and I really liked the sound of it. The blurb says:
Set against a China on the brink of change, The Good Earth is a riveting family saga and story of female sacrifice; a classic of twentieth-century literature.
The Red House Mystery by AA Milne
Really looking forward to this one, it's ages since I read a proper old between-the-wars mystery.
In World Book Day news, Billy's classroom is decorated to the theme of the Percy the Park Keeper children's books. The door is made to look like the entrance to a garden shed, there are paper leaves on the floor, a pond (complete with cuddly frogs) and cardboard trees. The teachers must have spent ages on it. Today the children are taking in books for a book swap. We'll see what he comes home with.
Watched last night's My Life in Books. Elizabeth McGovern and the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire - what a perfect pairing. They are both so elegant. And I enjoyed their book choices.