Another giveaway! Yes, I am weeding more books, and am offering these before our next trip to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale drop box. You can’t go wrong with Barbara Pym, Max Beerbohm, Isak Dinesen, and Amanda Cross. And I am happy to send all four Pyms to one person if you want a “set.”
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1 Barbara Pym’s The Sweet Dove Died , A Few Green Leaves, A Glass of Blessings, and No Fond Return of Love. Pym is one of my favorite writers, but over the years I have acquired (used) hardcovers of her books. These 1980s paperbacks are quite attractive, and The Sweet Dove Died is in very good condition. The pages of A Few Green Leaves are tanned, but it is a sturdy book. The other two are a bit tatty but still readable.
2 Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson. When the lovely Zuleika Dobson goes to Oxford, men fall at her feet. The fascinated students want to die for her. Really, boys: Zuleika is a monster! It is comical and I enjoyed it, but it is a tad misogynistic.
4. Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass. Two stunning memoirs of Dinesen’s life on a coffee plantation in Kenya. Gorgeous writing! And actually my paperback is in better condition than the one in the photo below.