1) The first book is my first Persephone book, so I am really excited as I have heard such good things about this publisher. They reprint neglected classics by C20th (mostly women) writers. This one is called 'The Children Who Lived in a Barn' by Eleanor Graham. The book's preface is written by Jacqueline Wilson.
2) The Children of Charlecote by Phillipa Pearce (Tom's Midnight Garden) and Brian Fairfax-Lucy. I remember reading this about ten years ago and loving it. Phillipa Pearce took the memoirs of Brian Fairfax-Lucy and made it into a fictional book.
3) The Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. I have never read any of this author's books, yet I have heard such fantastic reviews of her books, so I thought I would try reading one.
4) Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende - another book I have read rave reviews about.
5) The Famished Road by Ben Okri. This has recently been re released with lots of other Booker Prize winners.
6) Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery - this is the second Anne book in the series. I now only have to find three more books. Yippee!
1) Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris. At the beginning of the year I read quite a lot of Joanne Harris, so I am pleased to get my hands on some more. My friend said she thought this one would be ideal for me, as it scared the life out of her. It has Gothic overtones, so it is ideal for the RIP challenge.
2)Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva - my friend is always on the look out for new authors to try. She really enjoyed this book and offered to lend it to me to read.