OK, I know it’s nearly Christmas and I shouldn’t be buying any books, just waiting to see what Santa brings – but a couple of new Viragos have made their way onto my shelves. It just couldn’t be helped!

The first up is this lovely Elizabeth Taylor:

Previously I only had a modern version of this title, but I was lucky enough to be picked out of the (digital) hat to win this thanks to Dee and her lovely posts on Laura’s site – thanks Dee! The cover is gorgeous and makes me want to read this book all over again.

The second is this:

Now I confess that Northanger Abbey is one of my favourite Austens, but the copy I have is an ancient, tatty cheap one – so this lovely volume, for £2 in the charity shop, was impossible to resist!

So, sorry Santa – but I promise I will be *very* excited if I get any books tomorrow 😉