Last Friday, I reviewed The Weather at Tregulla by Stella Gibbons, which had been published as part of the Furrowed Middlebrow series by Dean Street Press. So far, I have enjoyed almost every one of the novels I’ve read from that series.
Much to my surprise, I received a comment from Dean Street Press thanking me for a lovely review. I responded by saying “Send more books!” although they hadn’t actually sent the one I reviewed. Two days later, a package arrived, containing these interesting looking classic crime novels.
After several requests, I finally got another package of review copies from the British Library Crime Classics and Women Writers series. I’m not sure what went wrong with the first few requests, as each time they said they would send some books. Unfortunately, I got more Crime Classics than Women Writers books, when I thought it would be the other way around. However, I am looking forward to some delicious reading.
I’ve been doing my best to get on the list for review copies for several of my favorite reprint presses. One is the British Library, and last week I just received two each of the latest books from British Library Crime Classics and British Library Women Writers. I am so excited!
The books from the Crime Classics series are two by women, one by an author I haven’t read before, Marie Belloc Lowndes, and one by E. C. R. Lorac, who is becoming one of my favorites.
The books from the Women Writers series are by two old favorites, Diana Tutton and E. M. Delafield.
Last month I was busy writing to publishers to request review copies of their newest books. Just this week, I reaped the rewards of a few emails with shipments from some of my favorite British publishers! I can’t wait to dip into these. In fact, I already have, reading Dangerous Ages right away.
The books I received are as follows:
From the new British Library Women Writers series, I received My Husband Simon by Molly Panter-Downes and Dangerous Ages by Rose Macaulay.
The Furroughed Middlebrow series of Dean Street Press sent me Somewhere in England by Carola Oman and Beneath the Village Moon by Romilly Cavan.
From Persephone Press, I received One Woman’s Year by Stella Martin Currey.