5 British Books to Look Out for in November

It’s apparently all about the dark and purple covers in U.S.–bound Brit Lit this month. What to read into this? Probably nothing. But whether you’re into fantasy, thoughtful nonfiction, pop music, or delicious drinks, there’s something for you among the … Continue reading

On Buying the Same Book Again and Again

On a recent visit to Strand Books, down in the memoir section where I was looking for Arthur Miller’s Timebends, something caught my eye: a book I have owned and loved and recommended for years.

Come to the Edge by Christina Haag - at Strand BooksThere were three physical copies of Christina Haag’s Come to the Edge in our apartment already. My own is personally signed to me by its author; I bought one for my flatmate’s last birthday; the third is because on my first attempt at buying this present, I was sent one with a minor coffee stain on the pages. My flatmate might not have minded: she’s a dog-earer; that’s how she expresses her love of books. It is not, however, how I express mine. And this book deserves better than that. I got her a new one, but kept the old one for – well, I’m not sure what for, exactly.


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