So you see I rely on the internet for my book fix. My Amazon wish list is now huge and after a very scary credit card bill last month it is going to be a while before I can convert it into hard purchases.
In order to cushion my disappointment I thought I would show some of the most coveted books on my wish list and reveal the sources from whence they came...
Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati, Scot D Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino
The fabulous Christina Lindsay from Fashions Most Wanted wrote a superb post about Marchesa Casati and recommended these books, check out the post here.
Christina also mentioned these books in another post, which have also gone onto the wish list:
I have just looked at Christinas blog to research these books, basically I could go on and on as we share very similar taste but I don't want to hijack all Christina's books so I suggest you hop over there and check out her fantastic blog.
Another kindred spirit is Lisa Borgnes Giramonti from the wonderful A Bloomsbury Life Lisa recently posted about a book that has been languishing on my wish list for ages:
I got very excited when I read this post sadly Sybille Bedford is not that well known so it was great that Lisa posted about this book. Here is another fabulous book by Sybille although I have it so it is not on the wish list however I would not mind the hardback edition.
The charming David McGrievey from An Illustrated Life recommended this book to me after reading a post I did on Lady Emma Hamilton. It is a romantic novel based on the Love triangle Between Sir William Hamilton his wife Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson. I told David this would be a really interesting read for me as I have read a lot about Susan Sontag but never read any of her work.
The cultured Daniel Halifax from Hibernian Homme wrote a post about this book he loved, another one that has been on my wish list for far too long!
I had also written a similar post about The Happy Valley Set and told Daniel to check out this book:
These next books are my own selections:
I hope I can afford to purchase these books before they go out of print!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.