Two whole years since our first issue! Can you believe it? Those of us who love reprints have been well served over that time, and this issue is no different. As usual, there is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, with classics and new discoveries fighting out for your attention.
If you’ve loved the TV series (or even if you haven’t), it’s probably time to give Anthony Trollope’s Dr Thorne a read – and while you’re enjoying the classics, why not turn to Earth by Emile Zola? In the mood for translations, you might also enjoy For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian and The Flight by Gaito Gazdanov.
Fans of observant domestic novels are in for a treat: Ali takes you through some of the best new Mary Hocking reprints, while Claire’s much-loved Five Windows by D.E. Stevenson is back in print. Vita Sackville-West might be a better-known name, but if you haven’t got around to reading The Edwardians yet, then there’s no better time than right now.
Slightly Foxed have done it again, with a beautiful edition of the moving and curious memoir The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by Diana Petre. For something completely different, what about the Modesty Blaise cartoon strips or The Power of the Dog, a 1960s novel by former ranch hand Thomas Savage?
Finally, there’s always room for more mystery in your life – choose from The Light of Day by Eric Ambler, The Rose of Debate by thriller-writer Lionel Davidson, or the latest British Library stories in Murder at the Manor.
Simon, Reprints Editor