Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Book Anticipation

Stories to Get You Through the Night is described as an anthology of "stories that will brighten and inspire, move and delight, soothe and restore in equal measure", and includes work by Chekov, Elisabeth Gaskell, Katherine Mansfield, Haruki Murakami, John Cheever, Virginia Woolf, Richard Yates, Angela Carter....

I pre-ordered this as soon as I saw the description a few months ago and then completely forgot about it, so I was delighted to receive my dispatch email this afternoon. I just did a big amazon binge and so was trying to be good about buying books. Ha! in your face, restraint!

 It was like finding a fiver in my pocket that I thought I had spent or chocolate in the cupboard that I was sure I had eaten. 


  1. Ooh, exciting. It sounds like a really interesting collection. I'd love to read it as well. I think it's fantastic that your ordered it and forgot about it :)

  2. Hi Clover,

    It was a great surprise! It arrived yesterday and it looks even nicer than I thought, with a lovely matt cover. I've already started the Katherine Mansfield story, 'Her First Ball'.

  3. I'm desperate for my copy of this to arrive! In fact, I've just -politely- chased it up (I was offered a review copy by Vintage because of my love for many of those writers collected).

  4. Oh how annoying for you! It is most irritating to be thwarted in the quest to read a book. I hope it turns up soon...