- Constantine and the Conversion of Europe by A. H. M. Jones
- Misreadings by Umberto Eco
- Two first editions by G. K. Chesterton - Alarms and Discursions and Tremendous Trifles
- The Travels of Marco Polo - we were both interested in this after reading William Dalrymple's In Xanadu, which chronicles a journey that retraces Marco Polo's steps.
- A book of stories by O. Henry
- Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley by Marguerite Henry - Kara collects Henry's horse stories
- The first two books of the Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope - The Warden and Barchester Towers
- A book which Clifton Fadiman edited containing, quite simply, his favourite pieces of writing
- The Women of Israel by Grace Aguilar - This book was published in 1889. John is writing a thesis on the women in the Book of Samuel, and while this book doesn't cover all of them, it does have the wise women of Tekoa and Abel.
- God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem by Sean Kingsley
- Letters to Children by C. S. Lewis
- The Colveneres of the Old Netherlands by C. C. Culvenor
- The Southern States of North America by Edward King. London: Blackie & Son, 1875. Cr. 4o, 806pp.
- Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire - winner of the 1940 Caldecott Medal.
Monday, May 07, 2012
On Saturday we went to the Clunes Booktown. Clunes is a small town midway between Castlemaine and Ballarat, and every year it has a special book festival. We heard about it from Suzannah, and it had plenty of the vintage novels about which she likes to blog. We had a great time in Clunes, although the shops and stalls were not particularly pram-friendly. Here is what we bought: