Saturday, 14 March 2009

More Austen

Look what I found in my local second-hand book shop. A perfect edition of Jane Austen's Letters collected and edited by Deidre Le Faye. Although it was priced at £8 the nice man in the shop said I could have it for £6. They don't do that in Waterstone's! He also told me an interesting anecdote about the time someone donated an extremely valuable early edition of an Austen novel to the shop without quite realising its value. He did the right thing and told them. I'm afraid I would have been tempted to keep quiet.

The full quotation on my cup is from Pride and Prejudice:

Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.

7 comments:

kristina said...

What a wonderful find!

And thank you so much for your good wishes. Will be up early baking cake for our makeshift cake stall! K x

claire said...

It's heartwarming to be able to score a find like that. And I love your mug. :)

Becca said...

What a joy to find such a lovely book ... and what a delightful book shop owner. It's good to know that honest, kind people still run shops like his.

zetor said...

What a bargain. Sounds like a good book.

Tara said...

I have one or two collections of Jane's letters, I am sure one is by this author. They are so wonderful!

Vintage Reading said...

Thanks for commenting everyone. Don't know why, but I always get the urge to read Austen in the spring.

Cornflower said...

This makes me want to rush to my nearest second-hand book shop!