As you may have guess from the third part of this blog’s title, I like books. A fair amount, really. Alas, the time has come where I have to part ways with some of them because a). I’ve not got much room left and b). because they’re not books I shall read again for a variety of reasons. And that, dear reader, is where you come in.
Because the delight of reading is something that should be shared, I’m offering you a chance to grab a new book for your collection. Entirely free! Take a chance on something!
Strictly UK-based as my funding will only stretch so far, but I shall post your chosen book(s) to you. It’s a first come-first served basis and you can either drop me a note in the comments here and leave me an email to contact you on or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to know a bit more about the book, let me know and I’ll do what I can to help.
It’s really that simple.
Disclaimer: The majority of the books are secondhand and a fair few may come with not-so-helpful annotations/underlining from my past self. Should you enquire about a particular book, I can let you know what it contains. Apart from that, all of them are in a very good condition.
So without further ado, here’s the list, grouped into fiction and non. For any aspiring academics out there, the non-fiction contains a couple of writing guides which I found really handy during my degree.
Tazeen Ahmed – The Checkout Girl
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
Mary Antin – The Promised Land
Kate Atkinson – Case Histories
Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
Pio Baroja – The Quest (two copies of this one)
Amber Benson – Death’s Daugther
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
Charles Bukowski – Post Office
Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness
Charles Dickens – Our Mutual Friend
Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary
Ken Follett – The Man from St. Petersburg
Ford Madox Ford – The Good Soldier
Henry Green – Living
Radclyffe Hall – The Well of Loneliness
Robert A. Heinlein – The Puppet Masters
Ernest Hemingway – Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises
James Herbert – Creed
Susan Hill – The Woman in Black
Beatrice Hitchman – Petite Mort
William Dean Howells – A Hazard of New Fortunes
Michael Innes – Hamlet, Revenge!
Hanif Kureshi – The Buddha of Suburbia
Nella Larsen – Passing
Andrea Levy – Fruit of the Lemon
Stephordy Mayo (apparently) – New Moan – Twishite Saga
Colin MacInnes – Omnibus including City of Spades, Absolute Beginners and Mr Love & Justice
Herman Melville – Billy Budd and Other Stories
Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman
David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – Heat and Dust
E. Annie Proulx – The Shipping News
Bernard Schlink – The Reader
William Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (the 1831 revised text)
Edmund Spenser – The Faerie Queene
Meera Syal – Anita and Me
Sarah Waters – Affinity
Gordon Harvey – Writing with Sources: A Guide for Students
Julian of Norwich – Revelations of Divine Love (It’s a bit bonkers this one, all biblical hallucinations… not expecting many takers)
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie – Carnival in Romans
Joseph M. Williams – The Craft of Argument