Monday, 2 March 2009

LITERARY GIFTS







Having eaten almost half my birthday cake by mid-afternoon, I am fit to do little else other than indulge in these wonderful presents...

5 comments:

annie clarkson said...

Oh gosh, what wonderful friends you have buying you such wonderful gifts. I've and loved The White Road... Balancing... and The Loudest Sound. They are all exceptionally good collections. I would be tempted to start with Clare Wigfall's book, as her story numbers is just wonderful, and she won national short story prize with it. And she is such a nice woman.

I have Scent of Cinnamon on my shelf waiting to be read... let us know what you think of them all

TOM J VOWLER said...

I will, Annie. I'm working my way through 500 short stories for a competition, so it will be lovely to hold something that isn't A4 and stapled.

Another collection I'm after is James Salter's Last Night; have you read it? The title story is stunning.

annie clarkson said...

No I haven't but I will go and look it up now. I love short fiction, but there is so so much I have yet to read...

Annabel said...

So happy birthday Tom! (the same day as my father), I'm sorry I could'nt send you anything in english...
But I invite you to visit our web site, www.isaacbosch.net to take a glance at our work and relax a little from reading (my couple draws and I paint the drawings, and we use to write together, four hands: such a difficult thing!)

Annabel

Tania Hershman said...

What a gorgeous spread! The only one I haven't read is Annie Proulx's book, I will keep an eye out for it. Thanks for supporting Salt, Elizabeth, Charles and I appreciate it muchly! Don't gorge yourself with too many stories in one go.