And by new, I don’t mean brand new. Most of my book purchases are second hand and I have a great passion for pre-loved books – I would rather give them a good home than think of them pulped. Also, many of the editions I seek out are a particular publisher or edition so I can be rather fussy!

However – my Middle Child has just finished her degree and has been raving about today’s book, Graham Greene’s “The End of The Affair”. So as I have a few GGs on my TBR pile and as “Brighton Rock” was a teenage favourite of mine, I thought I would investigate. Middle Child offered me her copy, but I preferred to send for a Penguin version from my favourite seller, Awesome Books, which arrived today looking like this:

ImageI just love the cover photo, and the first line had me hooked too:

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

This kind of reminds of Elilzabeth Taylor’s way of writing (more of her in later posts) and I’m enjoying the first few pages of “End” – more thoughts on it as I read on!