October 18th, 2006

books

Something to be pleased about

Those magic words appeared in my in box: ABE has found the book you want. It was Crooked Sixpence by Jane Shaw, the last Penny book and incredibly hard to find. An affordable copy, in a dustwrapper, from Rose's Books. Only another Jane Shaw collector can know what this means. It arrived today, better nick than I expected and all that mars my joy is that, curses, it won't fit on the shelf with the other five! It's a first edition (probably not reprinted, as it's so scarce) and is taller than the others, which must all be reprints.