Finally there were a couple of books in my mailbox again!
- The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough.
Even though – at my speed – it will take me another year to finish “The first man in Rome” I like to be prepared and already got the second book in the “Masters of Rome” series. Another chunkster with 894 pages!
I got as a gift
- The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams.
Published between 1862 and 1863 (5 years earlier than The Moonstone) this books is considered by some critics to be the first detective novel in English. I am very much looking forward to it. On the back it says it is in the form of diary entries, letters, analysis reports, interviews, forensic evidence and maps and therefore “utterly of its time and utterly ahead of it” (NY Times Book Review).
What was in YOUR mailbox recently?