Friday, March 23, 2012
Of Barbara's blog they say:
This beautiful blog is brimming with stunning illustrations that make it easy to lose an hour scrolling through. Bobby, the blogger, is a book dealer who specialises in vintage illustrations. She treats us to the gorgeous images from 1920s tales of little girls going to finishing school or exerts from Cecil Aldin’s 1905 “A Gay Dog”.
We're not surprised as March House Book Blog is one of the prettiest blogs around.
Also listed are the inspirational Playing by the Book and An Awfully Big Blog Adventure which is the joint effort of some wonderful children's authors.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bagot Books carries a general stock with an emphasis on UK travel/topography/history.
Jane Badger Books carries a wide range of pony books: everything from Ruby Ferguson to the Pullein-Thompsons, with many interesting detours between.
C L Hawley carries literary criticism and literary biography including books on Jane Austen, the Brontes, Mrs Gaskell, Sylvia Plath, William Morris, the thirties poets etc., plus a general academic stock, and books on Yorkshire and Lancashire including dialect poetry.
Peakirk Books specialises in childrens books, has a good range of crime fiction and carries a general stock.
Stephen Foster carries rare books and fine bindings.
Amwell Book Company carries modern art, architecture and photography and has a shop in Central London. You can read more about their shop here.
East Riding Books carries books on all aspects of music.
Marchhouse Books carries Children's and illustrated books plus a very small general stock.
The pictured book is:
a first edition of Fire in the Punchbowl from the stock of Jane Badger Books
N.B. individual dealers have their own terms and conditions so do read the individual websites properly and email the dealer if you are unsure.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Faber and Faber meanwhile tweeted about their YouTube channel of poetry readings including this one of Simon Armitage reads 'Aviators' from Seeing Stars
More poetry news includes the awarding of the Forward Prize for Poetry last night to the four times nominated John Burnside. Burnside has finally won the Forward Poetry Prize for best collection with Black Cat Bone.
And in a happy poetic coincidence the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
The shortlist was announced by Chair of Judges, author and former Director-General of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington, at a press conference held at Man’s London headquarters. The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on Tuesday 18 October at a dinner at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC.
Friday, July 1, 2011
If you want to take advantage of buying our books at a 25% discount - between July 1st and July 31st 2011, simply go to our own site, and purchase, using the e code MAD007 in the coupon box at the checkout, and you will automatically get the discount. We specialise in children's collectable books, but there are lots of other books there too - 26,000 of them! It's worth a browse.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
- Emma Donoghue (Irish) - Room; Picador; 7th Novel
- Aminatta Forna (British/Sierra Leonean) - The Memory of Love; Bloomsbury; 2nd Novel
- Emma Henderson (British) - Grace Williams Says it Loud; Sceptre; 1st Novel
- Nicole Krauss (American) - Great House; Viking; 3rd Novel
- Téa Obreht (Serbian/American) - The Tiger’s Wife; Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st Novel
- Kathleen Winter (Canadian) - Annabel; Jonathan Cape; 1st Novel
The judges for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction are: The 2011 judges are Bettany Hughes, (Chair), Liz Calder, Tracy Chevalier, Helen Lederer, Susanna Reid.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Bath Assembly Rooms 10.00 - 4.00 Saturday 9th April
The Boy Biggles pictured is from their stock; please contact Peakirk Books for details.