Let’s take a closer look at some of these, shall we? πŸ™‚


Really thrilled to spot these three at the sale! Aren’t they simply gorgeous? These editions of the Vintage Classic Birds & Bees series are truly a thing of beauty, with their French flaps and intricate cover designs.
NYRB classics are something of a rare sight over here, I’ve noticed, and I think this is the first time I’ve seen any of them appearing at the BBW sale. What more, four!


Am especially pleased with these two – Edith Wharton and J. L . Carr (even though I already own the Carr in different edition). :p


Having read Brownrigg’s ‘Pages for You’ more than 10 years ago, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one, her sequel to the earlier book. It feels as if I too, have grown along with the protagonists over the passing years, and it would be interesting to see what has become of them, now. Also, I think the cover looks great, don’t you?
And while I’m being nostalgic, here’s another one that really goes back a long way with me. Definitely not going to pass up the chance of taking this Virago’s 20th Anniversary Edition of Sarah Waters’ debut home with me. I still think that my earlier edition of this (the one with the pair of dancing shoes featured) has the best cover ever, although sadly, its pages have long since yellowed…. this looks like a hardy one! :p


This was the most pricey item I paid for at the sale, at the whopping cost of RM30 (around USD 7), and it comes complete with a slipcase and two hardback volumes of Bishop’s complete poems and prose. I’d say it’s still a steal, what say you? πŸ˜€ On a side note, I’m actually more interested in her prose than her poems, although that is what she is best known for. Having said that though, her poem “One Art”, is possibly my all time favourite poem.


These two look really exciting, and inviting. One is a collection of stories by women celebrating women, while the other is about five women writers who changed the world!


In case you were wondering who the five women are. πŸ™‚ And some of the contributors to the short stories include the likes of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker etc….


To be continued…….


7 thoughts on “Highlights from the haul (1)

    1. It’s no wonder I’ve been aching all over ever since, and my arms feel heavy like lead lately. Pleasure does have its price, unfortunately. :p Still, no regrets. πŸ˜€ If you are interested in the Button Box then I think you might also find The Bronte Cabinet to be of interest too. Will be posting a photo of these two together in my next post.


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