Judith at Leeswammes blog is once again hosting the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and so I thought I would join in again – it’s fun to share books you love!

This time I will be offering once more three volumes to choose from, which represent some of my Bookish passions!


The first is my current obsession, “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, in a brand new Wordsworth Classics edition. I recently picked up a copy of this for myself (as I suddenly seem to be collecting all the editions…) and the translation is one by Michael Karpelson. There seems to be a bit of a history with this, as it appears that Karpelson self-published through Lulu and now the translation has been picked up by Wordsworth. The first few pages seem very readable and there are useful notes, so I will look forward to reading and comparing!

high rising

The second book is a Virago – brand new again, Angela Thirkell’s “High Rising” which was republished by Virago recently. This is the first of Thirkell’s highly-rated Barchester series. Again, I have my own copy on the tbr and am looking forward to it!

9 tailors

The final volume is one of my favourites – “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy L. Sayers. I first came across her Lord Peter Wimsey stories in my teens, when I watched the lovely Ian Carmichael versions on the BBC. I then devoured all the books and love them still – she’s such a wonderful writer. This particular story is one of the best, as far as I’m concerned, so I’d like to share it!

Once again, I’m asking people to leave a comment below with a suggestion of a book that I might like and might not have heard of – either an obscure Russian volume, or a Virago I might have missed or maybe your favourite Golden Age crime novel. Winners will be picked at random and if you would prefer one particular book, please say so! I’m happy to send to overseas places, but this will be by surface mail due to horrid UK postal costs.  Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!


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