Monday, July 1, 2019

Mailbox Monday: Two Books by Elaine Dundy

Yes, I bought this book for the cover!

I've been seeing this NYRB Classics reissue of The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, with it’s eye-catching cover, so I finally bought it and her other novel, The Old Man and Me.

The Dud Avocado was published in 1958 and is about the romantic and comic adventures of a young American woman in Paris. The Old Man and Me was published in 1964 and is about a slightly older American woman in London in the 1960s.

What books came into your house last week. And for those of us here in the US, what are your bookish plans for this Independence Day holiday week?

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.


  1. I am not familiar with these but they look interesting.
    Happy Reading!

  2. Both books sound fascinating. I'd be interested in seeeing the writing style of the time.


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