Congratulations to all our Olympians who took part in Rio
In celebration, I made a pile of gold, silver and bronze-spined books from my TBR.
I chose the three volumes of HP Lovecraft’s weird tales to represent the silver incarnation of Penguin Modern Classics between 2000 and 2007, of which I have many. Interestingly, all the gold paperbacks I have are not terribly shiny, but I could only find one bronze book spine – one of the few by Le Carré I haven’t read.
I must dip into the Folio Book of Short Novels – this anthology collects (with beautiful illustrations) Henry James: The Turn of the screw; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Thomas Mann: Death in Venice; D.H. Lawrence: The Virgin and the Gipsy; Collete: Gigi into one volume of treats – I’ve only read the Jack London as a child.