Autumn 2017 (55) - Billiards, Tobacco and Wine

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Autumn 2017 (55) - Billiards, Tobacco and Wine

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Editado: Ago 31, 2017, 7:28 pm

This edition covers:

The Little Grey Men and Down the Bright stream by B. B.
The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green, an Oxford Freshman, The Further Adventures of Mr Verdant Green, an Oxford Undergraduate, Mr Verdant Green Married and Done For and Little Mister Bouncer and His Friend Verdant Green by Cuthbert Bede
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring without Mustard, I am Half-Sick of Shadows, Speaking from among the Bones, The Dead in their Vaulted Arches, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust and Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
New Grub Street by George Gissing
Collected Poems by Geoffrey Hill
The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary
Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman
The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
Young Bess, Elizabeth, Captive Princess and Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain by Margaret Irwin
Plain Tales from the Hills, Kim, Departmental Ditties, Under the deodars and Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling
The Silence of Colonel Bramble by Andre Maurois
Esther Waters by George Moore
Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo
The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge
Lost Splendour by Felix Youssoupoff

There is also an article about life at Faber and Faber by Jane Feaver.

In LT, Kipling's Kim wins by a short head with nearly 6000 copies. Just behind is the first of Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce stories - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - with the rest of his books adding up to around another 9000 copies. These are new to me and must be worth exploring.

Zeno's Conscience shows over 2400 copies and Gissing and Huxley both manage to beat 1000. The remainder have counts in the hundreds except for the rarities - Cuthbert Bede's Verdant Green novels - 68 of the first and single figures for the rest.