Your Amazon monthly deals for November. I should have more time as there is now literally nothing to do outside except running, cycling and Sainsburys. All on at 99p except the superb Davidson which will set you back £2.49p.
Thrillers and Detective Barbera Vine – The Birthday Party – AKA Ruth Rendell, in her psychological thriller mode. Lionel Davidson – Kolymnsky Heights – breaking my 99p price point for this, quite simply one of the best straight thrillers written, the equal of the best of Deighton or Forsyth. A writer now quite forgotten, but this is just brilliant. Philip Kerr – Metropolis – another from the author and a prequel to the Gunther novels, set in 1928 Germany. His last sadly.
Non-Fiction Paul Hilburn – Paul Simon Joan Didion – Year of Magical Thinking. Not an easy read, but she is incapable of writing a bad sentence. Her story of the year after her husband died suddenly.
Classics Boccacio – The Decameron – in a Penguin Classics. Big commitment. Dodie Smith – I Capture the Castle – never read this and now will. JG Farrell – Troubles – a left-field choice for the ITV Sunday 9pm costume drama slot recently.