… for this month. After my post last week about the new Fox, Finch and Tepper books, and my failure to buy a winter coat at the weekend, we now have the Folio Society Christmas Collection. I love Folio Books. They are the kinds of books I dreamt of owning when I was little and would imagine what my very own library would look like when I was all grown up.
I have a little collection of Folio Society books which is slowly growing, and yes dear readers, I weakened and have ordered some from this new collection. To be fair, I didn’t really put up much resistance, just enough for The Delightful Mr F to encourage me to order them, so I didn’t feel too guilty at the massive book binge I have been on over the last seven days. But, as The Delightful Mr F says, there are far worse things I could be spending my money on, so why on earth not order a book or two?*
The first book to catch my eye was The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. This would make a wonderful gift for a child (or a grown-up for that matter). Go to the link and look at the illustrations. Aren’t they wonderful? Talking of illustrations, the ones in the new edition of Casino Royale by Ian Fleming are stunning. It looks as though this might be the first in a series of Bond books to be published. Finally I was sorely tempted by A Wizard of Earths by Ursula K Le Guin.
When my order arrives I will reveal what I bought, but in the meantime, head over to the Folio Society website and have a look around. The books are beautiful, the selection fantastic and would make a change from the standard Jamie Oliver as Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest (or hard to buy for) this Yuletide.
* I may yet regret not having a winter coat in due course, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.