Giveaway: F. M. Mayor’s The Squire’s Daughter & Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point

HuxleyPoint1932.bigMayor, F. M. - The  Squire's Daughter coverAnother giveaway!  I recently gave away two boxes of books to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale, but thought some of you might  be interested in  F. M. Mayor’s The Squire’s Daughter (Virago)  or Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point (Modern Library: it is Huxley’s masterpiece). The giveaway is open to readers in the U.S. or Canada.  Alas, the postal are now outrageous outside of North America.

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Here is a little information about the books.

  1. Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point, a brilliant 1920s satiric novel about Bright Young Things, with a huge cast of characters, writers, artists, scientists, anarchists and suicides. So many miserable love affairs!  This is a Modern Library hardcover, sans book jacket.
  2.  F. M. Mayor’s The Squire’s Daughter begins at the turn of the century, a Golden Age for the aristocracy. Fast forward 30 years, and Carne, the DeLaceys’ Jacobean mansion, is too expensive, the servant problem is shocking, and the Squire is faced with selling it. His two daughters gad about London, and his son is a dilettante who socializes with arty types. But then there is their golden cousin, Rex, a brilliant, strong, attractive, athletic man (like Jamie in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book–Jamie, Jamie!–I must try to finish Volume 1!). If only Rex were the heir! Sir Geoffrey thinks….