Friday, 24 November 2017

New books

Last week I had a couple of hours to spare at school and I decided to go into the centre of Amsterdam. This is just 20 minutes by tram, so it is not far from my school. I ended up with the two English bookstores in the Kalverstraat, The English bookstore which has many books for discountprices and Waterstones, one of my favorites.

I finally went home with these books:

For just five euro's per book I bought these two books at The English bookstore. It is a biography about the Queen-Mother, very interesting I think. The other book, The temptress by Paul Spicer is a book about a notorious murder case in 1941 in Kenya.

At Waterstones I bought these fours books. First two non-fiction books. I love the books by Evelyn Waugh and I think he must have had an interesting life. I want to know more about him and I am very happy I saw this biography.

The other book is The riviera set by Mary S. Lovell (who also wrote a biography about the Mitford-sisters). It is about the French south-coast during the years 1920-1960. Very interesting and fun, I think!

And also two books with a Russian theme! One is the novel A gentleman in Moskow which I heard about and it is very high on my list to read.

The last book I picked up is written by Nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich and it is about the Russian war in Afghanistan.

A great pile of books and I am very happy with it. Although I must not go too often into town and visit these bookshops, I do not think my wallet would enjoy that!

4 comments:

  1. A Gentleman in Moscow is high on my list to read, too! Maybe we should read it together?? How fun to find so many good books in one trip. I'm a little jealous; I wish there were two good bookstores like that near where I live! Happy reading! :D

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    1. I will email you about A gentleman in Moskow!

      Kind regards,

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  2. I'll be interested to hear your opinion on the Evelyn Waugh biography. I have only read the short bio on Wikipedia - I'm sure there's so much more worthwhile to know about him!

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    1. I do not know a lot about him, but what I read, is interesting. So I hope this biography is a good read. I will keep you informed!

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