Yes, the wonderful online review magazine Shiny New Books continues to go from strength to strength, and issue 3 is now live here!

This edition seems even more packed with goodies than the first two, and I suspect it will take me several evenings to read through it – and also it will have a bad effect on the wishlist!

I have been happy to provide some reviews for this issue, and the first one I’d point you to is that for Gaito Gazdanov’s “The Buddha’s Return”:


I have been much impressed with Gazdanov and his wonderful books on the Ramblings and so it was a delight to be able to review him for SNB – hopefully more people will be motivated to read him!

I’ve also covered the new version of E.F. Benson’s “Mapp and Lucia”, put out in a very decorative edition by Hesperus Press, to coincide with the forthcoming BBC adaptation:


And finally, Sue Roe’s “In Montmartre” (already covered on the Ramblings) – an excellent book bringing to life the artists of Paris at the turn of the 20th century.


SNB is as always a wonderful pot pourri of reviews, interesting facts, interviews and recommendations – ideal for any booklover. So go read!! 🙂