Monday, July 18, 2016

Mailbox Monday: Britannia Edition

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I've been on a Brexit inspired book buying spree and have a mountain of used books to show for it. With the exception of the P.D. James mystery from this century, all the books were published in the middle of the last, mostly in the 1950s and '60s.

Starting with the most recently published and working backwards:

The Lighthouse
by P.D. James, her 13th Adam Dalgliesh mystery (2005)

Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch (1976)

The Moon's a Balloon and Bring on the Empty Horses, two volumes of his autobiography reprinted together (1972; 1975)

The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens, which won the Booker Prize (1969)

The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch (1968)

The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch (1964)

The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch (1963)

The Old Men at the Zoo by Andgus Wilson, which is on Anthony Burgess's list of his favorite 99 novels (1961)

The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay (1956)

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson (1956)

Such Darling Dodos, short stories by Angus Wilson (1950)

England, Their England by A.G. Macdonell (1933)

Lady into Fox by David Garnett, which won the James Tait Black Prize (1922)


  1. Some of your picks sound quite promising, like England, Their England. I read the Trebizond book and found it very humorous.

  2. I love Iris Murdoch, although I haven't read any of these. Enjoy!


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