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BREAKING NEWS: George Orwell’s Capital

A near perfect signed first edition copy of George Orwell’s Down And Out In Paris And London sold at auction last week for a staggering $141,734 (£86,000). Inside, was an inscription to his agent – ”With the author’s kind regards, to Mr LP Moore without whose kind assistance this book would never have been published. Eric Blair, 24.12.32.” (Eric Blair was George Or... Read more

by | March 29, 2010

Toby Alone: pure adventure and pure charm

Every now and then I get to fall into a book so completely that I can't help feel delighted that the gods have somehow conspired to allow me to read and write about books for a living. From the opening paragraphs of Timothée de Fombelle's Toby Alone, I was hooked. Read more

by | June 6, 2009