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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday What Are you Reading?

Hosted for April by Cindy's Love of Books.

It's Monday What Are you Reading hosted by Sheila from Book Journey.

I am going to be rather busy and away from the computer tomorrow and Monday with New Year celebrations (prior to the actual New Year) so I thought I'd get this in early. I will link up with the respective memes a bit later than usual.  I have been lucky this week as I visited the book sale run by expat Brits and where I always end up with a wonderful selection.

Roma Tearne a Sri Lankan author I was always looking out for.  Described as a rich family saga

A gardener who is incidentally a TV hearthrob. Described as warm, funny and a sexy debut novel this does not need any further recommendations.

A Pulitzer Prize Winner. Also described as being a story of fathers and sons. My kind of book.

Love the cover! Involving the White House.

Edwina Mountbatten was a controversial figure in Indian politics. I am looking forward to this book very much.

And I have kept the gem for the last!!!!!

Hardback but with a cloth lithograph. This was a wonderful, delightful find. I could have kissed the lady in charge there that day!!!! I have tried to get this book in the Melbourne libraries and failed and to find it all dusty and hidden here in Colombo was a find indeed.

Right now I am reading Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy which was from a previous Mailbox. I also have a Susan Sallis which I would like to pick up next as a change from historical fiction. No mysteries or murders to add to the mix.

Happy Easter to all.


  1. I looked up Bone China on goodreads and it looks amazing! It's gone straight on my wishlist :)

  2. I like the look of that first book :)

  3. I also would like to read about Sri Lanka in Bone China!

  4. Oh I love Gilead. One of my favourite ever novels.

  5. Mr. MacGregor looks fun. Happy reading!

  6. I have Bone China on my bookshelf but have yet to read it. Your comment about the author makes me want to read it now.

  7. Mr. McGregor has my attention!

  8. Bone China looks wonderful! The cover of Mr. MacGregor makes me laugh. Enjoy your new books!

  9. Looking forward to your review of Mr. MacGregor :)

  10. Bone China is one I'd love to read. Enjoy all of your new books:)

  11. Bone China looks like a lovely read - the cover is pretty. I have read little that takes place in Sri Lanka

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. Lovely cover on Bone China! What's the name of your last find (the one with the cloth lithograph) ... what a treasure!
    Have a wonderful week, happy reading and enjoy the festivities :)

  13. Bone China sounds wonderful! I have GGilead on my TBR. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  14. I read another book by Alan Titchmarsh which was enjoyable. Hope you like this one.

    Your find is great! Lovely how you just found this after looking for it everywhere!

    Have a great week!

  15. Interesting list of books! Have a great week!

  16. Bone China looks intriguing...I'm going to look into it.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  17. Happy belated Easter. You found some great finds. I have Bone China sitting on my bookcase waiting to be read. So many books and not enough time. Enjoy all your new goodies.

  18. Happy belated Easter from me too.
    When is your New Year celebration?
    So glad you had a successful book buying day!
    I had to grin at the cover of Mr. MacGregor as it is different from most of what you read. :-)
    What is the title of the last book?
    Have a good week!

  19. Bone China looks interesting. I look forward to your thoughts on it. That last one has a great cover design.