Happy 2016! It seems like a good time of year to grab some reprints, doesn’t it? Then again, when doesn’t. And – as always – we’ve got a great selection here.
If you’ve enjoyed the British Library Crime Classics so far, then you won’t go wrong with Murder of a Lady or Death on the Riviera – or, for something in a similar line but rather grittier, you can always turn to Ed McBain.
Here’s something of a treat: a rediscovered Stella Gibbons novel! Pure Juliet could be just the thing to blow out the winter cobwebs. Or perhaps you’d prefer Helene Hanff’s bibliophile classic 84 Charing Cross Road.
Beautiful classics in new packaging are always welcome, and this issue more than provides, with beloved books Robinson Crusoe, Dracula, and Treasure Island in new editions. And then there’s a little-known novel from a well-known author: Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins.
Turn to translations with The Same Old Story by Ivan Goncharov, or The Roar of Morning by Tip Marugg – or, for something completely different, we have two very quirky novels: Tepper Isn’t Going Out by Calvin Trillin and His Monkey Wife by John Collier.
Finally, if you’ve enjoyed the Oscar-nominated film – make sure you read Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn.
Simon, Reprints Editor