Every issue I wonder if we’re going to find as many wonderful reprints as before – and, every issue, we do! There are some excellent gems for you this time.

Our biggest discovery for Issue 10 is doubtless the new imprint Apollo. Their books are beautiful objects and cover a wide variety of extremely good writers: do go and see what we have to say about Howard Spring’s My Son, My Son, Eudora Welty’sDelta Wedding, and Emanuel Litvinoff’s extraordinary postwar novel The Lost Europeans.

Golden Age detective fiction is, as ever, available: we’re won over by John Rowland’s British Library Crime Classics and Margery Allingham’s first ever novel, The White Cottage Mystery, while Eric Ambler provides some spy fiction in A Kind of Anger. Nigel Bachin’s A Way Through the Woods is also centred around crime, but treats the subject in a psychologically fascinating way.

If you’re feeling in the need for something in translation or a bit more classic, we have reprints by Flaubert, Teffi, Rilke, andClebert on offer. There’s got to be something there to tempt anybody!

We round things off with the domestic wit of Angela Thirkell (Before Lunch and Northbridge Rectory), Eleanor Perenyi’s memoir of pre-WW2 Hungary (More Was Lost), and Katherine Mansfield’s poems – yes, poems!

If you don’t find a reprint you’re desperate to read in that lot, then… well, wait for Issue 11! But we’re also sure that something will grab your attention. Do let us know which reprints you’re looking forward to in the next few months!


Happy reading,


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